Haven't seen anything in the papers here in Vermont yet. Thanks for posting this story. Unfortunate folk feel the need to do these things. I'm here for 2 more weeks I'll have to bring it up with my hunting buddy's.
I havnt seen it either, but have to admit havnt been looking at paper, wife heard something on news ( i believe thats what she told me ) but i'm not possitive. Thats just wrong!! actually both cases, 1) the guy doing the hunting over a baited area. 2) my memory
I'd think any attorney could get him off the scope viewing charge and the baiting charges....if it isn't dropped pre trial...was the warden trained in mind reading.... how did the warden know what was in the scope's field of view from across the field.... how does the warden expect to prove just what he was aiming at..... could there have been a coyote in the same general area as the warden....was the viewer aware the wardens were in the area/how was he made aware of that...if he was "ouside the blind" what is to say he had or intended to take possesion of the blind.......for that matter how can they prove he was aware there was bait in the area??????????????
One of the things I struggle with when afield is keeping my rifle clean and in good working order. Small amounts of dust and dirt collect moisture; moisture can freeze rendering your action immovable when you need it most. I have seen this happen on multiple occasions, and over time, I’ve learned the cause and how to prevent this from happening.
The first thing that you need to avoid before going afield is leaving excess oil on the gun. Oil will trap dirt and sand in all the wrong places....