Re: Wisconsin Tragedy
I am a land owner and I'm about half afraid to confront tresspassers. I have staked signs and warnings posted everywhere but that don't stop some. About 1:30 this morning I heard a dog barking and got dressed. I also heard a couple of gunshots before I went out doors. I turned on a very powerful spotlight and shined a hunter about 75 yards from my home. I told him he was on private property and he acknowledged that he may have wondered "a little over" the line but he called off the dog and left. This is not the first time this has happened and most likely won't be the last. What gets me is the house is in plain view, well lit at night, and still they come close and fire a weapon without regard for my safety as well as violate numerous laws. Something wrong somewhere. In my area of the state, several reports of livestock shot and killed but few arrests other than hunters attempting to check in a horse or goat. This is not the first for Wisconsin either. I believe one year during dear season I was visiting my son who lives in Milwaukee and picked up a Sunday paper which said the accidental shooting deaths in the state was nine. Something wrong there too. We as the shooting public have total control over this and I realize the vast, vast majority are responsible. But somehow we must stop terrible events like this. What a joyous time of outdoor companionship turned very, very bad. Breaks my heart.