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Aside from the high fence, baiting, shooting a different rifle than you. What are some other things people do that you do not agree with?
boaters who fly past within 15 yards of you while you are fishing and the other baoter knows your their and just does it to be an a$$ whole.
AMEN, Road hunters get my goat during elk season too. You know those guys who just drive up and down the road buglin' alerting every elk in the state, and moving them back to the top of the mtn.
People acting like its a competition when we're fishing and always doing whatever they can to outfish me. I just don't care that much. I just want to have fun while I'm fishing, not be all serious about it.
I agree with Vork23 on the boating people who just take off right near you. Big O I liked your comment but in NY people drive around looking for deer and will most of the time shoot from their truck. jlfreeborn I am sorry I am a very competitve person, I do not mean to be but thats the way I am.
A pet peeve of mine would be people who come in late to the hunting club after everyone has been in their stands for an hour. Worse still they are riding an ATV and making all kinds of racket. At least have enough respect for other hunters to get in your stand early without making all kinds of noise. Another pet peeve is when some folks get all over you for keeping the fish you catch. When did keeping and eating what you catch become such a sin? What is fishing for in the first place, it was not originally done for pleasure but so people could eat. They cop this attitude that they think some how makes them a better outdoors man because they don't keep the fish they catch. I can't stand that!
usmc, I'm as competitive as they come, just not while I'm fishing. I like to relax when I fish. However, get me on a basketball court and it's GAME-ON!!!
Can't stand when i see trash and litter in the woods. I try pick some up and bring it out with me. Infuriating.
I don't like when people crowd in on my spots either.
Does it have to have anything to do with hunting, fishing or the outdoors? I don't know why I ask 'cause I'm gonna give my sermon anyway. My pet peeve is people with no manners. I was raised to respect others. Yes Ma'am, yes Sir, no Sir, no Ma'am, no thank-you, thank-you, please, excuse me, I'm sorry...just a few of the more common ones. Now we come to the ones that take a little effort. Holding doors open, helping a lady with her bags at the grocery store, taking off the stupid sideways or backwards baseball cap during a prayer or the National Anthem. That last one really makes me wanna smack people around. Finally I will mention just one that comes to mind that might even require breaking a sweat. If you see an elderly person or persons with a flat on the side of the road or in the parking lot at Walmart offer to help them. They might say "no thank-you" but they also might really NEED some help and accept your offer. Oh, and when they offer to pay you, and they WILL offer to pay you, DECLINE THE PAYMENT! Tell them it was "your pleasure" whether it was or not. If more of our youth were taught these things at home the world would be a better place.
AMEN Dan, thanks.
i agree mr. dan, it seems like the golden rule has been forgoten
Where I come from, Dan's comments are called "proper raising".
jackass mini van drivers that cant park
people who ride boats over your line
Im originally from MO where i use to have access to over 300 acres of land to hunt, now i live in TN where i dont have any private land to hunt so i hunt public land. I hate when im sitting in my stand and watch a guy walk in well after sun up spooking everything around!
I am with you on boats flying around you. I just have a 15ft jonboat and live just a mile from the Fountain boat manufacturing plant. The SOBs that test drive those things have no respect for others on the water.
I get ticked when I see a,so called, fisherman reach in the water and haul a fish up(usually a bass)holding it horizontally by the lower jaw as the camera grinds away and finally throwing it back like it's so much flotsam.
I know this is all BIG businss but come on! Do you really need to yank the fish so hard the jaw is all that comes in? I don't see the point in slamming the fish all over the deck as you unhook it and pitch it into the live well either. None of you are good enough to make a swish into the live well most times. I could go on about the travisty of the weigh-in too, but I won't.
I've heard tell all this doesn't injure the fish. Explain to me why trout fishermen handle their game with something akin to reverance? Is it because they think a trout is more delicate than others? How about they respect the fish and are thrilled at the joy this great game species presents to them as they fight to bring it to bay and....maybe not to bay.
My spleen is vented. Thank you.
People who tresspass on your property during the weekdays because you do not live there and only visit on the weekends. Some have even been known to cut fences to make the access easier.
Gun related: People in my house who have picked up a weapon and shouldered it in to aim at something without checking if it was loaded.
Non-gun related: People who crowbar Suburbans/Expeditions into small parking places (usually next to me).
Jeff you keep your guns loaded??
That's a "loaded" question... Couldn't resist.
Many, many, many (enough already) years ago, there was a small group of us who got together through gun trading, buying, reloading, shooting, etc. In those days I kept an HK91 behind the bedroom door. Bit of overkill, but I was young. A (supposedly) knowledgeable friend wanted to see it.
Now, I kept a loaded magazine in it, but not chambered. This super genius pulled the bolt back to see if the chamber was empty, released the bolt, and aimed in on my stereo. I was in a conversation with someone else when I felt a chill, turned around and noticed the magazine still in the rifle as he flipped the safety off. I almost had a boo-boo to explain to the manager.
There's been other times (no other close as that) that I've handed a pistol or rifle to someone (always unloaded) and had them take it and do things I would not do without checking the chamber.
Littering. After wading thru empty beer containers and cartons, broken glass, empty bait containers, wads of mono, etc, to reach my favorite trout stream, then picking up an old tv and a case of empty wine bottles from my road side property, I hearby propose the following: If you are caught littering, we are well within our rights to shoot your sorry carcass right there. If this is unacceptable, then the stretch of road or stream that you were caught on just became yours to keep clean for the rest of your natural life and three years after that. It can only be done on either days of 90 degrees or higher with related humidity or in a driving thunderstorm, or on days of 20 degrees above or colder and in a driving blizzard. All in favor, say aye!
Littering - especially cigarette butts (I do smoke also, but put it out and put it in your pocket or bag)
I love to eat fish also rabbitpolice88.
Live off the land as much as possible!!
I'll give you guys agreement on littering.
As a PFC at Pendleton, we would occasionally pull a week of "buildings and grounds" duty. This was all the normal outside maintenance, along with anything else you could imagine (how do you think all those rocks get so white?).
I spent many hours walking down the roads of that base with a big bag, picking up zillions of butts, cans, beer bottles, etc. I never threw another butt on the ground to this day.
Jeff I know how you feel. Everyone on line "step" If it don't grow it goes.
people that drive boats past were im fishing
There are quite a few rural residents in the area surrounding my hunting ground and some of them, during deer season, choose the prime evening time to walk outside and rip off a fifteen shot clip from their niners. I don't know who they are or why they choose this time of day for their target practice/noise making, but it happens from different directions on different days. Also, there will occasionally be four or five measured shots from a deer rifle that is obviously sighting in or target shooting. I question no one's right to shoot, just their timing.
People who honk their car horn when they see you walking with your hunter orange on.
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