Let me apologize right up front to all my ethical hunter friends. Thank you for hunting. It is a true American tradition and it’s needed to manage wildlife populations. Hunters also feed the hungry.
But today I gnash my teeth and rub myself with ashes because of the scum bags that give hunting a bad name.
Swoope, Virginia – it’s a beautiful place but during hunting season we have lots of hunters both honorable and disgraceful.
Today Jeanne and I pulled two decomposing deer carcasses out of the river that flows through our farm – Middle River.
Illegal hunters disposed of their victims by trying to hide them and throwing them in the river.
One was in a black plastic bag the other was wrapped in a blanket with a rope around it. These so called hunters obviously shot their deer and wanted to destroy the evidence so they threw them in the river.
The smell of rotting flesh and the sight of thousands of maggots made me angry. How despicable. How dare they disgrace both the animal and the honor of hunting. How dare they pollute the river!
I should have known; today is the opening day of muzzle loading season for deer.
Every year during hunting season we find deer parts, carcasses and black bags full of deer parts along the roads here in Swoope.
These irresponsible people give hunting a “black eye”. Every genre of life has their fair share of scoundrels – hunting is not immune from the poison.
Okay, enough ranting. Here is a site where hunters can take their kills for processing that will feed the hungry. Most states have similar programs.