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freedomhunter
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So I go out to my spot yesterday at noon. There were people target shooting with their kids in a safe manner and I stopped and made small talk. Long story short at 5:30 pm another gun hunter (that didn't like me hunting fired a round from a lever action rifle right under me. He didn't say one word to me. Well seeing hunting is not worth confrontation I leave the woods to go back onto the main trail when I noticed 3 young men firing pistols into the pond at jugs and in the direction of the main entrance where there were other people located. I decided that the trail was not safe to walk because it leads right across the pond in the direction they were firing. I make my way out to the abandon railroad tracks where I find a vehicle parked 100 yards away (guy that shot under my stand?) As I am walking to my truck people are firing guns in my direction (as well as the vehicle) at a propped up target with no backstop. It was at this point I freakin blew a gasket and just torn into the young shooters about gun safety. I am a firm believer into the second amendment and people owning firearms, but some people just are to stupid. You can't fix dumb and I am lucky to have left without a mishap.

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How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
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Sam McMichael
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I would have called DNR or the sheriff's office. I would have also gotten the tag number of the guy who fired the rifle under my stand, as it is against the law to harass somebody with a firearm. That act way constitute terroristic threats and acts. These people do not belong on public land.

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ceme24
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I would be very upset too. I am glad you are okay. Situations just like that make things worse for all hunters.

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Bjorn
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Wow! I would find another place to hunt PDQ. You simply cannot fix all that stupidity with or without the help of law enforcement.
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freedomhunter
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Yeah I figured it is not worth it. Not worth my time or effort. I was previous LEO and know I had no way a proving what the one guy did and Law enforcement would be unable to do anything. This place is privately owned by a company but has left it open for people to shoot and 4 wheel. It is a real shame and it is people like this that give hunters and the shooting sports a bad reputation.

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How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
Romans 10:14 KJV

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huntingarcher
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Some people doin't know any better and some doin't care.Sounds like you are dealing with both.

Hope you can find safer hunting grounds. [archer]

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Bummer... AND crazy. I have never found anyone around here doing stuff like that.

Glad you're OK.

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todd smith

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KSdan
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Good you are ok. I quit deer hunting in MI 2 decades ago because of similar experiences. . . including someone pulling a gun on my over a deer! I will never again hunt in those types of conditions. I have even quit certain seasons and areas here in KS due to conflict.

A decent guy can turn into a complete idiot when given guns or an open deer season.

Dan

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Bears can attack people- although fewer people have been killed by bears than in all WWI and WWII combined.

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snapper1d
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Sam is right and using a firearm to harass is a really really big no no!!!
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swampdrummer
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I'd call fish and game for sure. If for nothing else than to get it on the record.

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tradarcher816
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had a similar experience a couple of years ago turkey hunting. My buddy let me use his farm and while sitting in the blind with my bow and decoys my buddies uncle decided he was tired of me being on the farm (not his farm) and went out side and started firing off with his 870, fortunately he left and a couple hours later I still had birds come in. But it kills me how some folks act, and how reckless many are with their firearms. I love my guns and will defend the 2nd amendment till the end. But your right about you cant fix stupid. And some folks just don't care. I just picked up a new house and almost 13 acres, and I'm sure there are a couple of spots that I could safely shoot my guns. But that being said, I still don't plan on it until I have done some work to make certain that I know where EVERY round is going.....

however, it's a great place to bow hunt.

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jrchambers
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ive had a couple like that, one the guys were shooing rifles at a pond that I was in a duck blind on the other side. I could hear the bullets.
the second time I was going to retrieve a duck in a river that borders private land. a disturbed homeowner came out to the bluff 100yards away and began to shoot at us, me and my 5 year old son hid in some tall grass while I called 911. while on the phone I was watching him through my binos describing him to the dispatcher while he was reloading and pointing straight at us and firing. He was arrested and I had to testify. he was fined and given NO jail time.

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Jim Wright
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None of what has been written here surprises me. I have worked in a couple of Gun Stores since retiring and have come to the following conclusion. There is currently no popular form of recreation in which such a sizeable percentage of the participants are as clueless as today's gun "hunters"! I found it extraordinary how many shooters walk in asking for some "3oo magnum bullets" and when you ask which .300 Magnum?, you get a sincerely dumb stare. After some casual questioning, I believe literally 80 to 90 percent of hunters have no clue as to their rifle's point of impact at different hunting ranges. I could go on and on but the idea that many behave like idiots in the field again surprises me none at all.
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Roadkill
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I am amazed at Cabelas gun counter to hear the guy tell people the range finding scope will make him a virtual sniper.
"aim, push the laser put the dot on that elk at 800 yards, squeeze". Collect yhe meat.win d? Elevation change? Does not enter in....Do you have people shooting up TVs and computers? Our desert is littered. I shot one day, got disgusted, went back thenext day and raked the range of the trash. Two weeks later, same crap. Who brings 9phonebooks as targets? At least you are OK
I have guns and carry one always. Saw on tne news tonight actul gun violence, generically, is down.

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Cory Mattson
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distinguish yourselves - create and support Bow Only seasons Bow Only areas and create and support Bow Only hunt clubs. No need to rationalize or justify - walk what you believe.

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