Originally Posted by RBetts
Posting up the names and addresses of the offenders makes you no better than what you are complaining about. It may make you feel good but if you pursue the legal outcome this will only hinder your progress. Remember the persons that are harrassing fellow hunters have no ethics. Your suppose to be above that, why give them anything to remotely suggest we are harrassing them in the same manner?????
Approaches to campaigning against the "other side" of the thinking may show trends depending upon the different regions of the country. The "western" person, those who have long histories of and many generations in the rural west may draw a more distinct line in the sand from a similar person, with similar hunting interests with s similar background/heritage from rural Pennsylvania, as an example.
I learned much about the western attitude/culture from having lived until the age of 20 or so in PA and VA then moving to the west. The first things I learned were that when one wrecked the car one usually died (Speed limit in the 60s was 75, before interstates. Secondly when one attempted to rob the country store and grandma was behind the counter one tended to be DRT.
The western folks are a bit independent and less tolerant of things of which they disapprove.
These folks come face to face on a one to one basis with leaders from "the other side of thinkin', on a regular basis.
Thus from my view point the more transparent the maneuvering and full disclosure of identities of those involved the better.
The Northwest and New Mexico where the rubber meets the road and offices "back east" or in other particular locations in the country doesn't carry the weight at the "individual" level here as it may more towards the coasts.
While we are a law abiding people, there are those who are most directly impacted by the wolf issue who quietly challenge the legal system. I don't fully agree with them as I haven't had a wolf in my sights as of yet.
I talk alot about shoot and release and the heart is located behind the ribs but haven't actually faced that decision head on as I haven't had a wolf in my sights yet. That will be the moment of reckoning for me. Never having broken a law of any sort, and with a high anxiety level, I have a wolf tag in my wallet, I suppose I'll do, as always, the legal thing.