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Id'a killed it too...
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Salmoneye    Posted 08-20-2004 at 08:52:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
But I wouldn't have called F&G in the first place or afterwards...



MO    Posted 08-20-2004 at 11:07:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lot's of people know how to solve their own problems, they just don't know when to keep their mouth shut.


screaminghollow    Posted 08-20-2004 at 11:00:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd be interested in whether he fired a warnin' shot. Bears usually run like heck when there's a loud commotion. We've recently had a problem with Bears in this area of Pa, but too many folks leave food out for them (intentionally or unintentionally), so the poor critters come to associate houses and and people with a full belly. Then when the bear gets accustomed to people, they end up shot as threats. One fella near here found a cub raiding the trash can next to the garage. Fella was so upset over the trash being spread about, that he forgot that he was in his skivvies, and was seen chasing the bear down the road, yelling at it and hitting it with the trash can lid. (I would have loved a picture of that.)
One of the questions that always comes to mind, is whether the folks who feel so threatened always walk around with their rifles, or when after they felt threatened, they had time to run in the house and get it. Just when in the procedure did the bear follow them into the house, so they still felt threatened? Yeah, I know, there is a right to protect the stock, dogs etc. too. No one ever thinks to say they fired a warning shot first to try to scare it away.
I've had the misfortune to kill some dogs and other animals to safeguard me and mine. But like another said, why call the Conserv. Officers at all. When I found a skunk in the yard at 6:00 pm in June and it wouldn't run, even after I hit it with a stick and fired a warning shot., I shot it. Then incinerated it. What good would be calling an officer? Pa law doesn't permit killing game animals because of disease, only for physical threat to person or stock.
1. Only call the Officers if there were witnesses who may rat you out.
2. At least say you fired a warning shot to scare it.
3. Make sure something was damaged.
4. If there were no witnesses, keep yer trap shut and dispose of everything.


rhouston    Posted 08-20-2004 at 13:57:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
well bottle rockets don't work the bear just came back an hour later to raid the garbage. I gotta do something about the garbage cans. I'll have to build a strong shed for them. After that.. well I'm not gonna tell.


deadcarp- yup    Posted 08-20-2004 at 09:55:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
There's right ways & wrong ways to handle bear - a few fellas have developed country justice into a fine art around here - city deer hunters have the money to buy plots of land, so they come up on weekends and post everything they own, clear shooting lanes, scatter salt blocks, plant strips of feed, set up elevated deer stands etc, hoping for a real weekend slaughter. (hey, great!) Then on opening day, nuthin big steps out there. Course not. Considering all the bear hides that were dragged along those lanes during the week, no deer with half a nose would waste any time in the area. Not to mention that local hunters are already cutting & grinding trophy venison by then. Y'all come back now - hear? !!!!! :)




OH Boy    Posted 08-20-2004 at 10:30:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
That sounds like poaching to me. You agree with that?


No no...    Posted 08-20-2004 at 10:35:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's when you boil it...

I do NOT agree with doing that to good vennie...

Salmoneye,

;-)



It's a sad day    Posted 08-20-2004 at 09:53:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
when it comes to this.


Ron/PA    Posted 08-20-2004 at 09:17:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Certainly does reinforce the idea of SSS and having a cold trail gun.
Game problems have no use for telephones.
Ron


Mike in tn    Posted 08-20-2004 at 09:02:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Evidently this guy tried to do the right thing and contact them. It is also evident that he has never dealt with the F&G people before. Don't know anything about that part of Kentucky, but you can bet that they could never get a jury here to convict this guy.
Mike


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