Georgia hunters who like to tipple while hunting (which isn’t a good idea in the first place) will now, thankfully, face stiffer minimum blood-alcohol levels while in the field.
From this story in the Augusta Chronicle:
Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law Tuesday tougher treatment of those in Georgia who operate boats while drunk and stricter rules for young boaters. The measure lowers the maximum blood alcohol level for boaters and hunters from 0.10 to 0.08, to match the existing level for automobile drivers.
It’s a good start, I suppose. But who among you think it should be even lower, especially for hunting–like maybe 0.00 while you’re in the field? Having a drink after the hunt is cherished tradition. Having one while hunting? Not safe and not so good for the public image of sportsmen.