All I did was dictate the law. If the game officer game him a ticket, it most likely did not make a difference if his gun was loaded of not. All I saw was everyone jumping all over the officer. There was something most likely not within the law if he got a ticket. Think about it this way.... Do you think that a game officer wants to spend more time on paperwork? Do you think that he wants to have his butt dragged into a court room and his name thrown through the mud? I will almost bet you that those thoughts enter his mind when he puts paper to pen to write a ticket. So if he got a ticket, there was something wrong. These officers are out there trying to do their best everyday, and the way I see it, they keep the riff raff out so the good guys can hunt safely. And I am not saying that he is the riff raff ( for all of you who like to fly off the handle so quickley), what I am saying is that they have a hard job to do as it is, without some young gunners jumoing all over them when I am sure that this hunter just gave us an overview of what actually happened. This is what my dad always said to me: " When the law has got you, they has you. Fess up and pay up". This is my disclaimer: There are good ones and bad ones in everything.
It's hard to pull 1 inch through 6 inches of material while doing "the dance", and looking skyward.