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We used to allow hunters from the larger cities...

February 09, 2021 09:07AM
to hunt our land. Got to know some of them very well and those were some very good times. Morning hunts followed by a big gatherings at our shop to cook a few.

As time went on, however, many of the hunters from the cities became more emboldened and thought it was their right... rather than stick to harvested cotton they'd venture into the unharvested fields and damage our crop.... when confronted they'd threaten us and we had to call in police. By the late 60's we stopped allowing any hunters onto our land... most our neighbors did the same. It had become too dangerous... not just crop damage but they'd shoot equipment, and every so often each other thru careless handling of firearms.

My Dad was shot once, so was i. Not intentional... just carelessness. Both incidents occurred when they were in unharvested cotton and we had come to tell them they had to leave.... and both times a pheasant came up as they neared the end of the cotton rows and where we were standing and they fired anyway... hitting my Dad in the forehead, (not a bad wound), and hitting me as I was waving my arms in warning not to shoot.

Something changed, Waterfield... and I think my generation was the cause. In the 30's, 40's, 50's and early 60's the hunters were polite, well trained, ethical hunters who respected the land, the pheasants, each other and us, the landowners.... then almost overnight... chaos. - JamesJM

  Trail Cam Action

canadaram72February 08, 2021 04:50PM

  Nice work, Canada....

JamesJM14February 08, 2021 05:08PM

  Wild pigs

canadaram15February 08, 2021 05:30PM

  Re: I forgot to mention

canadaram11February 08, 2021 05:38PM

  Seeing lions, other than on a trail cam, is rare....

JamesJM22February 08, 2021 07:02PM

  coyotes are about the only "wildlife" I encounter at my place

21Dog18February 09, 2021 05:41AM

  I miss pheasants...

JamesJM14February 09, 2021 07:06AM

  Re: I miss pheasants...

waterfield13February 09, 2021 08:36AM

  We used to allow hunters from the larger cities...

JamesJM15February 09, 2021 09:07AM

  Re: We used to allow hunters from the larger cities...

waterfield19February 09, 2021 12:30PM

  Mid 30's, and earlier, and later...

JamesJM12February 09, 2021 01:17PM

  Re: We used to allow hunters from the larger cities...

Arkansas Ram15February 11, 2021 06:54AM

  We call them "lake people"

Drew283920February 11, 2021 04:01PM

  If you don't mind me asking...

JamesJM15February 11, 2021 05:29PM

  I'll surprise you

Drew283914February 11, 2021 09:11PM

  Not surprised at all...

JamesJM20February 11, 2021 10:13PM


Drew28397February 12, 2021 08:34AM

  got a friend coming out this afternoon...

JamesJM7February 15, 2021 08:36AM

  Let me know about the PPQ

Drew28395February 15, 2021 09:50AM

  I'll do that...

JamesJM6February 15, 2021 09:54AM

  Interesting day...

JamesJM118February 15, 2021 04:22PM

  Oh, forgot to mention the PPQ

JamesJM5February 15, 2021 04:26PM

  Thanks for the review Jimmy

Drew28396February 15, 2021 05:15PM

  The grip...

JamesJM9February 15, 2021 06:55PM

  Gotcha. I heard that about the trigger, too.

Drew28397February 15, 2021 09:58PM

  We have coyotes roaming inside the city, now..

sstrams12February 09, 2021 08:48AM

  They are amazing animals...

JamesJM14February 09, 2021 09:29AM

  Re: Seeing lions, other than on a trail cam, is rare....

canadaram12February 09, 2021 12:09PM

  Lion Photos Attachments

JamesJM15February 15, 2021 08:51PM


canadaram11February 19, 2021 07:38PM

  Haven't found my trail cam photo of 4 lions yet... Attachments

JamesJM18February 10, 2021 11:05AM

  Thanks for sharing..

canadaram13February 10, 2021 01:14PM

  Well, I don't fear them....

JamesJM13February 10, 2021 01:35PM

  Re: Well, I don't fear them....

canadaram10February 10, 2021 05:04PM

  Watch the movie Backcountry...

sstrams16February 11, 2021 03:45AM

  I just watched the trailer on YouTube...

canadaram24February 11, 2021 03:20PM

  Dude, its brutal...

sstrams14February 11, 2021 06:24PM