Public Land Hunting Isn’t For Dummies

Having spotted a hunter sitting along a power-line near Finland, Minnesota, conservation officer Brad Johnson moved in to check the man's license. "I kept walking up to him and about the time I'm about to say hello, I notice it's a dummy, stuffed with straw, sitting in the chair. He has a BB gun with a scope, blaze orange bibs and a sweatshirt. His head was a soccer ball with a ski mask and sunglasses," he told McClatchy Newspapers.

For anyone thinking, Hmm, not a bad idea, Johnson also noted that saving yourself a spot in this way on public land is “illegal activity, and we'd do something about that."