Couldnt click on the link, but I read a local newspaper article in Pocatello recently that also asked hunters to cover their game. Oh yeah, by the way Sportsman, I just got my buck with nosler balistic tips, actually tip, cause only one shot and dead.
I think the article makes a good point and I wish Wyoming well in this iniative. Maybe if it works they will do the same here in Texas. I have long wished they would. Even I don't like to see a deer hanging out of the back of a pickup when I'm on my way home from the lease. Especially if it is bigger than mine!
But I really do think that there is simply no need to rub it in people's faces. They say the vast majority of people do not hunt but do not really have a problem with it. But when the kids start asking mom why that man has a bloody, tongue hanging out of its mouth deer propped up for all on the highway to see, new anit-hunters are made. I just want us all to do all we can to make sure my kids are able to hunt and of course to keep me in business!
I must admit that I have missed a big game animal with a rifle. And not only was it a bull elk, it was the largest bull that I have had in my sights with a tag in my hand. But, as with most "missed shot" stories, I have an excuse. Moisture doesn't really ever bode well for hunting equipment. When moisture (either rain or snow) gets into a firearms barrel, nothing good takes place. A couple rain drops down there can change the point of impact drastically and a barrel jammed with snow after a...