My point is that shooting this one buck probably made some non-hunters into Anti-Hunters.
My point is that legal does NOT equal Fair Chase.
MOST non hunters are ok with Fair Chase. Most non hunters are ok with incident specific culling when done by authorities. (problem bear in a neighborhood, putting down a deer hit by a car,etc.), Most Non-hunters are ok with eating wild game.
Why do we talk in the public about how we manage wildlife hunt fair chase and eat what we kill and then in the next breath show a picture of a guy next to a dead deer and have someone post a picture of them petting that same deer earlier that summer.
Plus the only interaction with "hunters" most of the residents have is Poachers....
Unfortunately for Snavely and others who live in Crooked River Ranch, poachers in the area appear to have no problem shooting a buck in residents’ yards.
A poacher actually did just that one night in late September, when Snavely found a dead 5-point buck in his yard. An arrow had gone entirely through the animal, Snavely says.
Evidence indicates that poachers have run rampant in Crooked River Ranch this fall, but Snavely and a group of local residents are committed to stopping the problem. Eight of them have formed a loosely organized poacher-watch group.
Discharge of firearms and arrows was banned in Crooked River Ranch per Jefferson County ordinance about 10 years ago, according to Charles Lindberg, a senior trooper for the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division based in Madras.