October 27, 2008
Discussion Topic: Hunters Robbing Hunters
By Dave Hurteau & Chad Love
From the Baltimore Sun:
The person who walked off with a hunting stand and related paraphernalia from a wooded area in Gambrills might have had a second thought if he knew who owned them: Sheriff Ronald S. Bateman.
The missing objects are worth a total of about $500, he says. . . .
"You just don't take another hunter's stuff," Bateman said. "It's like stealing a crabber's crab pot. . . ."
This story hits close to home for me. Having had several stands stolen from me in the past, I usually put a lock on each one I hang. Last week, I forgot to bring a lock, hung the stand anyway, and sure enough, it got swiped. So the question for today is: What kind of @$$#%!& steals a fellow hunter’s tree stand?