Monday, April 18, 2011

Things That Set Me Off
The news is always on in my world. I am constantly checking the online news, especially local news to see what's going on in my neck of the woods. In my case, its my section of freeway.

In the past couple of days, I have read about two instances where archers or bow hunters or incompetent assholes that feel they need to shoot anything that moves. Stuff like this pisses me off to no end!

First, there was a cat that had been impaled with an arrow in Santa Cruz, CA. Fortunately, the cat survived.
Authorities so far have no suspects in the shooting, but Stosuy said an animal control officer working full time on the case and canvassing the neighborhood had already developed a few leads.

He said if anyone was found to have shot Max intentionally, that person would likely face animal cruelty charges.

Then I read in today's news that someone in one of our local outdoor archery ranges, located in Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley, decided they (and possibly others) used some Canadian geese as target practice.

One of the three is still alive at a Costa Mesa veterinary hospital.

One of the geese was reportedly euthanized last week because of a severe shoulder wound.


Another died after undergoing surgery.

Seriously? All I can say is that I hope that the people get busted and fast. Maybe one of their friends will turn them in, or a local, or maybe they'll narrow it down by arrow style, make, etc. However the police decide to approach each situation, I hope the criminals are brought to justice quickly. These are the kinds of people that give us respectable hunters a bad name and it has got to stop damn it!

If anyone out there does have any information on either of these cases, please go to the authorities and say something. Do it anonymously if you are worried about your name being used, but please do something. I know plenty of people that are bow hunters who practice at Mile Square and are legit. These fools shooting animals just to shoot something are going to ruin things for everyone else.

I am stepping off my soapbox now.

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