Deer season is a fantastic time of year. Temperatures begin to cool off, days grow shorter, deer start off moving, children get out of college for the holidays, and families make memories at the deer camp.
What is there not to like about hunting season? For folks living in rural regions, hunting season is not all entertaining and games. There are strangers driving around the back roads where people live, trash is left on the roads, deer carcasses are dropped off on the roads, and rifles are becoming sighted in, just to name a few.
Let’s take a few minutes to talk about a handful of of the important concerns.
If there is one particular issue that unnerves rural dwellers more than anything, it is the sound of a person nearby shooting a rifle. We discover to recognize the sound of gunfire. Pop, handgun boom, 20 gauge ka-boom 12 gauge ka-pow, huge rifle.
Do the individuals shooting know what is beyond their target? Did they scout beyond their target, or did they just set it up and commence firing rounds?
Is the deer stand facing a secure path? Do the hunters know what is beyond the tree line? Is there a farm back there? How about a property? Possibly livestock?
With each and every hunting season there is an boost in trash on the back roads. This is normally beer cans, plastic ice bags, deer corn bags, cardboard beer boxes, and something that can blow out of the back of the truck.
Then there is the stuff that falls out of the truck and the men and women either do not see or are as well lazy to pick it up.
Some hunters lease hunting land just a little techniques from my residence. Exactly where one guy parks, there is a plastic ice bag and other trash on the ground. 1 of the pieces of trash is labeled with a gas station brand-name. There is not a gas station with that name within one hundred hundred miles of here.
Towards the end of hunting season I generally make a trip down the nearby back roads and choose up a lot of the trash. If the locals do not pick it up, we have to appear at it.
If the trash was not sufficient, there are hunters who dump the butchered deer carcass near houses. They can not take the deer carcass and drop it off a small additional down the road where nobody lives?
Often my dogs will bring a deer leg back to the house. Or the dogs or coyotes will drag the deer carcass into the middle of the road. Then you either have to drive around it, or stop the truck, get out, and drag the stinking deer carcass to the side of the road.
Let’s not neglect the stench. Would you like somebody dropping off deer carcasses on your road for virtually three months? Yea, I do not like it either.
A lot of instances, the deer carcass is stuffed into a plastic garbage bag. The carcass and bag are dumped off on the side of the road.
Deer Season Respect
It boils down to respect. When hunters drive out to rural areas, they should hold in thoughts they are guests in these communities.
Would you throw trash down on your buddies’ road? Then why do I have trash on the road going to my home?
Deer season is a wonderful time of year. Let’s not spoil it for folks who reside near exactly where you hunt.