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Sent: Friday, November 15, 2002 8:33
Subject: Re: [RC] Hunting Season
just don't like idea of people running around the woods with guns
> in the best and prettiest time of the year to
don't understand this thread at all . Isn't it just common sense to stay
of a heavily
hunted area during rifle season anyway ? And then to put bells on your
then ride into an area where hunters are trying to hunt , isn't that asking
?..... Now that we are out of the hunting
part of the outfitting I stay out of hunting areas during rifle season .
Common sense .
Most hunters have alot of time and money tied up in their hunting
vacation , they
look forward to their hunting as we do our endurance season , why try
to antagonise someone carrying a gun ?
*Drin, here are a couple of thoughts......I think
the general public has no idea when hunting seasons are...they go into areas
to mountain bike and hike and ride. At least, in our area, we have a lot
of BLM land with trails, that is also open to hunters. It is not posted
at the trail heads when certain hunting seasons are (isn't deer season
different from turkey season?). I think
people should be able to continue other sorts of recreation WITHOUT the
fear of being shot! Seems anyone with out there with a gun, should
be held accountable for shooting only "what is in season!, not horses, hikers
My experience in this county with "hunters"has
not been good.....we finally, after submitting evidence in the form of photos
and measurements, got our board of supervisors to post a county dirt road that
was a designated bike trail and horse trail,; to be closed to shooting.
There were folks hauling out trash to shoot at.and leaving it...signs were
shot to heck....people were leaving beer cases and bottles....and shooting
down blind corners.
This very road has a sign posted to SLOW for
horses....it also has a sign posted that the road is picked up (trash), by a
womens equestrian group. Today I noticed that that sign was all shot
up....my experiences with people that shoot guns, in this county has not been
good. They also, as a group, oppose any added wilderness areas, becuase
they are afraid their off-road vehicle access will be
I believe in multi-use trails. Why should
several groups (hikers, bikers, horses, etc) have to vacate an area to