Poaching At a Pittsburgh Airport

Authorities trying to deter hunters from trespassing on 9,000 fenced-in acres surrounding Pittsburgh International Airport weren't very convincing at first, in this Times article, noting, "There are certainly some very nice bucks in there — bucks of a lifetime — and many have never been hunted before. It's not uncommon to see 40 or 50 together in a two-acre field. . . ."

But they recovered quickly with, “[Trespassing] hunters are truly missing the point. This is about airline safety. . . .

“All it takes is one incident. If a slug hit a 737 on the airfield, that wouldn’t be a good thing, but that could easily happen with one small mistake.”