Ugh.... hunting season opened a while ago here.
We're friends with one of the Game Wardens, he and I were going to go pick up our jointly-owned steer from the butcher and I got a call of "got idjits to deal with, give me an hour". Apparently a group decided to ignore the posted signs that a particular piece of state property was closed, cut the locks off the gates and go shoot geese in the pond!
His favorite this year was when he saw a hunter and stopped to check his license/permits, was admiring his kill and asked where he had shot from. Guy pointed to a lil thicket down from the road and then the guy's kid piped up, "Oh no Dad, you shot him from right over there ON the road. See, there's your spent round!". And since shooting from the road (or something like within 40ft of a road) is illegal....bye, bye trophy, hello ticket and free trip to the county jail.
I am snickering.... there's about 75 Antelope eating breakfast with my cows this morning. They ran from the state property up North where it's legal to hunt them and are eating the pile of old hay that we cleaned out of the hay barn yesterday. Very illegal to shoot them now, private property AND it would be considered "baiting" them since they are eating hay.