Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: Hunting Season

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Gainesville, Georgia
    Posts
    3,875

    Default Hunting Season

    This is just a reminder to all you geocachers out there that the deer hunting season is upon us starting this Saturday for residents and then Monday through the end of the whole month of November for all the rest. Just be aware that it is a wise idea to be wearing your orange if you are caching out in the woods. Cachers do get a break on Sundays as there is no hunting allowed. Also if you have animals with you it is also a good idea to dress them in the hunter orange as well. You get that Brad?
    Just smile it won't crack your face

    The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is
    suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best
    friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    ME
    Posts
    3,517

    Default

    Thanks for this post. I adopted a cache on private land and the landowner was most concerned about sport activites on the land. Hunting was one but also bear baiting which has a different season. Thanks for the reminder - lots of nice breakfasts to start out if we want to cache on Saturday.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Portland, Maine
    Posts
    1,652

    Default

    Thanks for the reminder!
    ~ Beach Comber ~

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Solon, Maine
    Posts
    5,940

    Default

    Thanks for warning everyone, Haffy! Sheesh! When I'm hunting, I'll shoot at anything that moves! (Leaves, pine trees, the apple coreI left at the last stump...)

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Augusta, Maine
    Posts
    815

    Default As one of my students said...

    I come from a town where everyone hunts. It always amazes me because I've never held a gun before and do not come from a hunting family. One of my students said about hunting the other day.... "If it's brown, it goes down!'

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    ME
    Posts
    3,517

    Default

    Oh I must inject - who taught that child hunter safety? I was brought up as my Dad's little boy but we were always safety conscious.

    Married to law enforcement - loaded firearms have been a way of life with me forever. My children (now grown) learned to shoot about the time they were strong enough to hold a weapon. They knew the rules too - brown goes down was not part of the lesson.

    Was caching today and didn't have on orange but florescent yellow - did hear shooting in the nearby woods. I knew I was visiable.

    Everyone stay safe out there!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Augusta, Maine
    Posts
    815

    Default Don't Worry

    Hollora, I was just as horrified by the statement as you are. I know the kid has taken hunter safety and is pretty level headed. I did give him a bit of a lecture, though.

  8. #8
    dí76 Guest

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaching Karen View Post
    Hollora, I was just as horrified by the statement as you are. I know the kid has taken hunter safety and is pretty level headed. I did give him a bit of a lecture, though.

    Sounds to me that that child may have learned something from their parents and maybe that needs to be addressed. If I would have said something as stupid as that growing up in my house hold I would have been beaten severly. Its a shame that some will never be responsible hunters. THose will be the ones that hurt someone.

    Now where does this kid hunt. I bought the ex wife a nice brown jacket and white hat many years ago that she still wears, I could take her for a walk.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Burnham, Maine
    Posts
    507

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dave1976 View Post
    If I would have said something as stupid as that growing up in my house hold I would have been beaten severly. Its a shame that some will never be responsible hunters.

    Now where does this kid hunt. I bought the ex wife a nice brown jacket and white hat many years ago that she still wears, I could take her for a walk.
    Beaten severely as a child.......sounds like that may need to be addressed. As far as your last statement Dave, thats just not a real smart thing to be saying.
    What if the Hokey Pokey is what its all about?
    Have Fun & Be Safe!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    ME
    Posts
    3,517

    Default Lighten Up

    Get light here - regardless of what Dave wrote I think his intent was to highlight - the comment as originally quoted and written about shooting was not acceptable. In Dave's household, growing up, the comment would have not been acceptable and there would have been an outcome. It is not one's business what that might have been or how it was perceived..........

    That is not today's world and I know it but it is the world he and I knew grew up knowing. It seemed to be ok, we seemed to have survived, and we seem to be somewhat normal. Unacceptable social traits, actions and statements were deal with my discipline. That discipline varied depending upon the parents and the severity of the action.

    My children have taken great guff from peers and a bio-parent because of what I and their step-father upheld as values and disciplinary action. That is not all bad. Indeed, it takes many to walk this Earth and make it what it is.

    Tolerance is important and a learned trait. Tolerance also has acceptable values. Abuse is definable.................discipline is not necessarily abuse.

    Please consider Dave has put into words a perceived action based upon his up bringing - do not immediately consider his parents were wrong, he has said the wrong thing or what he said was not smart.

    He was just voicing his opinion. His right and I admire his willingness to speak out. I too was outraged by the comment of this geocachers student!

    Just my opinion and thank you for this forum to share it.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •