You have got that right. I had a friend several years ago thinking that Montana was putting up gates at the borders. There was rifle range at each place. The question was how many guns are you bring. If none, then they were told to go back to California. If you have 5 firearms you have to go to the range and shoot to show you hit what what you aiming at. If said you had 25 or more firearms, they would tell to go ahead. In Montana a lot of Game biologists left the department, because couldn't stand with what was being done to the game management. We are raising hell in Wyoming because again they are trying to overstep the biologists. I thing we got it stopped. As I said before I hunt for B&C only. Gone home without anything. How many time I could have filled my tags on smaller animal I don't even count. I watch what is going on, and limit my hunting to that. That can be small game, birds, and large game. I have hunted Nev. several years over the years. They have some very nice Muley Bucks. There were lots of times that I could have taken nice 4 x 4's, but again it didn't fill the size I was looking for. I have seen them several time, but couldn't close the gap with my bow in hand. I also Know that the leaders changed the hunting rules too over biologist objections. To bad too!!! As far as somebody shooting at me. They better make it count. That become a whole different dimension with me. Most of the time I won't even hunt if I feel there to many people in the area. I will look for a different area.Okay installment 2 of my opinions.. I have been reading lots of negativity here.
I have been in several states hunting, I have seen many people in state while out of state and in my home state hunting. there is no exclusivity to bad behavior. I have seen instate hunters be equally if not worse than visitors. I have seen visitors be hellish and disrespectful. I believe I have just about seen it all, but I know I have not. I have been in both positions. Visiting and Native out in the field. I have seen too many times both resident and non-resident take "sound shots". some of those shots came my way when a branch broke or a leaf wiggled from the wind. I've nearly died from a fellow hunters bullet errantly/neglegently coming my way. I am not sure anyone is immune from this.
I am not sure what to think about a lot of these complaints nor should I really care. I try to mentor each and every bad hunter I meet to be better and follow rules and use "common sense". I am not usually listened to but I still try.
I could complain a lot about the few fellow hunters I have run across and I could really demean the Departments of natural resources I have found to be detestable in my life. what is it going to do to fix them or make them better? the individual states have to clean up their acts and straighten up their rules and rule keepers.
As for the individual hunters; we should be the guides and show them how to be better.
As I see this thread has gone from hunting to politics and the bad choices the biologists and the gov have made. this was supposed to be a thread about one thing and had widened to an over all "us" versus "them". I happen to agree with about 99% of you. the California cancer/attitude has eroded many great states, including California, MY home state. I have lived in 6 states now. I loved each of them for what they had to offer. with California it was the abundant beauty of the land.. the people, the gov, the cancerous liberal attitude, and the overwhelming beratement of people like me and you all out there has made it impossible for hunters and outdoorsmen to even set foot in that communist land. And YES, that cancer is spreading. it's planned to spread b the communist heads of the communist party in Cali. and Washington DC/New York state. the state I currently live is suffering from "California proximity syndrome" the Calif. residents are fleeing the communist rule and then voting and acting if they were still there. bringing their communist attitude and voting to a formerly non-communits state. you should see the wasteland worth of bad laws that have beseaged this state of Nevada. our concealed carry laws used to be very good. now we are criminals if we have to defend ourselves. being treated as if you were a murderer just because you had to defend your life inside your house or whie out in public. what it was 10 years ago, is not what it is now. I have no use for the scourge of California Communists. I wish we could get the conservative Californians and not the dregs of California society.