Re: [RC] Hunting Season - Lif Strand
At 06:57 AM 11/16/02, Rides 2 Far wrote:
I only worry about the business man
with no experience who went out and bought and expensive rifle and
thought he'd "try out hunting" this weekend.
Here in NM there are hunters courses - I believe it's a one day thing -
that you're supposed to attend if you got your elk tag (don't know if this
is true about deer, turkey, etc). Nevertheless just two weeks ago a local
guide, a young man well liked in the community, was shot in the head by a
hunter (not with the guide). It was quite a shock to everyone. The
guide's hunter had just shot an elk and that hunter and the guide were
holding up the elk's head for the trophy shot, when the other hunter saw an
elk head *almost one mile away, across a canyon* and took a shot. The
guide, of course, was wearing camouflage.
An aside here - something I've been wondering about for some time. Used to
be that hunters all wore orange or red. I recall from my childhood seeing
hunters in red plaid all the time. Shirts, hats, suspenders - everything
brightly colored. Now hunters - at least the ones I see around here, and
there's LOTS of them - all wear camouflage. They work hard to look like
rocks and tree trucks and bushes. Their ATVs are all painted, sometimes
their trucks are too (but don't let me go down that road about hunters
motoring all over the place in ATVs). When did this change occur? And why?
Lif Strand * Quemado NM USA * www.fasterhorses.com
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