waveslider wrote:To each his own. But in my world, I'm quite content to slash tires and scribble poacher in the back of their tailgate. What the hell happened to personal responsibility? It always makes me laugh when people say "OH that makes us look bad" or "There are systems in place to deal with that..." Exactly, the system of breaking out windows, slashing tires and writing poaching on their truck. Which looks bad, shooting after hours or slashing tires as retribution?
Man, when I screwed up as a kid, there were consequences and calling the cops was the least of your worries. Why is it that when we grow up and become men we decide to sub-contract all the enforcement and justifcation out other people? Who don't do it very well for that matter.
If I was caught slahing someone's tires becuase they were shooting after hours, I would gladly (and proudly) own up to it and say exactly what it was about.
I'm not advocating running around "guessing" about who's car is who's but if its cut and dried, your stuff is getting ganked. Sorry, I'm not interested in letting the "system" deal with it and I certainly don't think it makes me look the least bit bad. A couple of you sound a little worried, like maybe you've taken a poke or 2 after shooting time. I hope you are. Because after the first couple of episodes of people getting their tires slashed for shooting late, guess what happens- people stop doing it.
So, you guys can hang back and wait for someone to show up and handle it, I'll be the one slashing tires.
So you are the self-appointed judge, jury, and executioner? You ask, "What happened to personal responsibility?" Do you think that it is responsible to advocate unlawful activities (vandalism) on a public forum? Given your post, I'd have to say that your personal responsibility is a bit misdirected. How do you intend to determine what is "cut and dried?'
I think we can all agree that there are problems with some hunters following the rules. That being said, the solution is not otherwise law abiding hunters breaking laws and dispensing vigilante justice. Waveslider, you ask "which looks bad...? BOTH do. You speak of lessons learned as a kid, what ever happened to two wrongs don't make a right?
Rather than dispensing your own brand of justice with a knife and keys, why not take pictures of the offenders in action, take pictures of their vehicle and plates and let Fish and Game deal with it. Part of our license fees go to pay for that. If you really feel so compelled to deal with it yourself, directly confront the offenders instead of pulling some chickensh!t vandalization. And no, I'm not worried because I take "a poke or two after shooting time," because I don't. I'm concerned about vandalism justified as retribution.