Had 1 road poacher in 25 years. When he stopped and cut my fence to get his buck out I shot 2 of his tires out of his little Honda Accord ! It was easy for the sheriff to find him. Since I have not had a problem with road poachers. Couple of years after that I was in the liquor store getting cigarettes when I over heard these 2 young guys talking about road poaching and one said well let's stay off 1050 that guy down that way will shoot your tires. I just started laughing and they both looked at me and I said I am that guy. They high tailed it out of there fast!!!Im sure its not dads or moms on this site, but I sure see and hear alot of slob hunters in my area.
The kids are supposed to be learning the right and legal way to hunt. I heard several shots yesterday prior to legal shooting hours and the same after legal hours. Same thing this morning.
I know you want your son or daughter to fill their tags but what they learn now will be assumed correct in the future when they are adults.
Another peeve for me is the road hunting. Just exactly what do you plan to do if you see a deer. Teach the kids tresspassing. I live on a road 3/4 of a mile long no hunting on either side but only my house on the road. Youd think I live on the main street of Bethany.
So much for my rant.