Hunting Season Opens in GA Today - Loud and Scary!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Blondie, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. Blondie

    Blondie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Woke up at 7:30 this morning to gun shots. LOUD gunshots. I was ready to call 911, but since we are suburbanites that moved to this rural area less than a year ago, I thought I would google hunting season in GA.

    Well, today is the first day of hunting season for doves. Come on! How many doves can there be out there? I've seen maybe 2 since last December, and these people are shooting 20 rounds a minute. What are they shooting at? [​IMG]

    My chickens, goats and cats are unusually quiet.

    I guess that's county life. [​IMG]
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yesterday was the first day in Va. The limit is 15 per day. We have our limit ready to go into the frying pan. Delicious.
     
  3. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

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    make sure all ur animals stay close to home peopkle will shot any animal they want even pets like dogs and cats just cause they want to, for fun, i have a friend whos cow got shot last yesar from a stubid deer hunter that waz shooting everything in site [​IMG] just a reminder [​IMG]
     
  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Never been a big hunter. Pheasants, quail, and deer (but that was bow)

    When I lived out in AZ I kept hearing about people going hunting for Rock Dove. :idunn Finally got a book on "The Birds of the Southwest" and looked up this much sought after Rock Dove:confused:






    IT'S A GOSH DANGED PIEGON!!!!! :thun SHEEEESH!
     
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:We have alot of doves on our little 3.45 acre plot, we see a pair or two every few days. when dove hunting seaon opens they start flocking in on us because they are safe here.
     
  6. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    Quote:I've heard the deer here do that - they've been known to collect on the highschool football field when hunting season starts - and there they stay nice and safe - weird how they know that.
     
  7. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    A few years back there was lots of loud shooting coming from the area behind my home. Though this is a "subdivision" it is heavily wooded and most own 1-2 acres if not several like we do. We also own the 2 acres on other side of creek and it sounded like it was coming from there. I was afraid to go in backyard - sounded like war zone. Anyway, I called the Sheriff and explained that there was lots of loud shooting coming from my backyard and he said....."Maam, it's hunting season". (You have to say it with your best long drawn out southern drawl - kind of Smokey and the Bandit sheriff-like) I kept explaining that this was a subdivision and children played in the yards..... "Maam, it's hunting season". But, I own this property and it sounds like they are on my propery. "Maam, it's hunting season".

    He must have said it at last 6 times before I finally hung up. He never said anything else and no matter what I said he said "Maam, it's hunting season".

    It's now a running joke in our family: "Maam, it's hunting season". Makes you appreciate the small-town enviornment. If you ever call the sheriff about anything - cat up tree - six cars with two duputies each will come speeding up in no time. Minor fender-bender on hwy. - 3 cop cars, fire truck, and ambulance all show up. But call and say it sounds like a bunch of drunk idiots are firing off and shooting at everything they can find and "Maam, it's hunting season".
     
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  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I post my property, not because I have a problem with hunting in general, but because I have a problem with being shot on my own property. And if they do shoot, they may find out that we shoot back. There've been too many people actually killed just in their own backyards and it was implied that it was their fault for not wearing a vest. In their own yard. Not my responsibility to buy a vest and wear it on my own property! I did buy a three button cotton shirt in orange a long time ago just because it was on sale and I like to wear that style of mens' shirt. I call it my "DON'T SHOOT ME SHIRT".
     
  9. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have deer season the first full week in December. Normally, I have no problem with hunters. They mostly go for small game and the bow hunters are true sportsmen. The ones I've run into all seem to have a respect for nature, use what they hunt and do so safely.
    HOWEVER, open deer season is different. We get the ying-yangs that come out of the city who want to shoot something. They get beered up and will shoot sparrows out of the trees. I have two goats that are a light fawn color. I'm so afraid someone won't be able to tell a goat from a deer.
     
  10. JacobsRewardFarm

    JacobsRewardFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I know what you mean - last year I had a guy shooting doves across the street from me, in a large open field. I thought about making orange vests for my donkeys, sheep and alpacas. And of course, keeping the chooks in the coop! We're on 4.5 acres, but we're pretty close to town.

    I didn't even think about the beginning of dove season and I heard all this noise yesterday morning -- sounded like people pounding on 2x4s. I said to my DH, "what's all that pounding???" He told me it was gunshots and the lightbulb went on. Things tone down after Labor Day.

    Have a safe holiday, everyone!
    Cindy T.
    Parker, TX
     

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