Back when I was a LEO flying helicopters, one of the areas that I was responsible for was the National Forest. I hated deer season, 95%+ of the "hunters" were in the back of their pickup trucks, on a lawn chair, waiting for the deer with a beer in their hand. A bush rustles?, shoot at it. Yes, one person, who was actually out tracking a deer, was killed. One of the helicopters I flew was painted brown. I never flew low in the canyons during deer season. Yes, people are that stupid.....Yeah, trespassers. There is plenty of public land here. The people I’m talking about leave their toilet paper, beer cans, broken bottles, shoot up anything, they can, shoot from the road, and whatever else they think they can get away with. Too lazy to really hunt.
We have that dread every hunting season. My daughter's horse is a Perch draft cross and always the biggest in the field so probably the most inviting target. Kinda hard to tell from photos but for scale my daughter is 6 ft. That horse is everything to her and she'd be devastated if some ass-hat took a shot at Hugo.My neighbor had some fine young deer hunters shoot 3 horses dead.