ajmorell wrote:I don't think there's any denying your right to be pissed off at these guys, but honestly if you go with either option you're no better than they are. Show up there again and if it continues to happen contact the NM G&F and explain what's going on. What happened to you is hunter harassment and is a ticketable offense.
While I don't agree with the jerks who set up on him, and yet I don't agree with retaliation. I definitely disagree with going to the NM DGF, they could not give two shakes about waterfowl hunters and or violations. If they did, the officer who lives right in V county and assigned to that county would have been out issuing tickets for the last 5 years. We are a low priority group.
However what they will do is distort the situation and call for more restricted zones and closures to avoid "confrontation" with the public. Qoute from a DFG officer "Wont be long before they close the river from Bosque Farms to Belen, I wouldn't mind if they did as I am tired of hearing from people who built houses close to the river"......................Really?? Maybe he should educate the public regarding utilization of the bosque, disolve their concerns regarding the dangers of steel shot fired 1/2 mile away, and attempt to mitigate the issues real or perceived.
A few years back there was an issue with Gila Monster down at Lajoya.........officers were called to the scene but he slipped out before they could track him down. A year later when speaking with the top F&G officer at a public hearing he used that incident to call for more controls............the facts stated were completely wrong and not what appeared in the reports filed. Yet it planted a seed with everyone on the council to consider closures, limitations and more regulations.
Not sure what the answer is but I would be pleasantly suprised if it came from law enforcement.