I write like I talk. When I said 'some who don't get paid" to me that means they are volunteer wardens who don't get paid. I didn't have the statute in front of me I wasn't sure what their title is so I didn't put it. But I did know that their are wardens who do not get paid because I read the laws. I read all of them long before my problem. I had the turkey bait law that allows hunting turkey from the ground near bait in my bag along with other laws and things that are in my petition.
When the warden showed up while checking my license and shells he asked where's the bait. I said there is no bait, He said if he finds it that I will get a violation. I said if he finds any it's not mine and that I would fight it because baiting when hunting from the ground is legal. He said that he could show me that im wrong. I said I can show you that you are wrong I have the papers printed in my bag. He wouldnt look at them, He said you have a brown bag folded behind the drivers seat. I said yes I do! Its an empty bag of wild bird seed. Ive been feeding the turkeys all winter because of the acorn crop failure want to see where? When I shoot a turkey I put it in a bag instead of just putting it in the bed of the pickup so anti hunters don't see it.
I showed him where I fed them all winter, by GPS it's 1200 feet away from where I was setup. He asked if my gun was loaded when I went in to setup. I said no it wasnt, then he says that he could have fined me because i was within 300' of the bait when I walked in. The road I walk is about 5o yards from the feed area. First thing I did when I got home was look up the regulation. The Regulation is a weapon of any mind it says nothing about a loaded weapon! I guess the warden didn't know that or he would have violated me. Sound reasonable? Reasonable one of the requirements to make a regulation?
I wouldn't call what I posted animosity. I call It facts and the truth.
Yes interpretations. All that they need to do and had 60 days to do it was do as they said they would. Show me a law that can be interpreted to say that hunting turkeys from the ground over bait is not allowed. They didn't because they can't. The Regulation should be repealed because of that one fact. I didn't really even need any other of the numerous other facts that are in my petition. That one fact is enough.
Someone else posted something about no one here posting about being busted near a bow hunters bait. I'm sure there are people here that bait spring and fall and some who have been fined for baiting but they sure aren't going to talk about it here! Even now that they know that it is not against the law that rules over the regulation that says you can't.
Read thru the council's minutes and se how many times that talk amount the number of fines for baiting. Some of them must be on this forum.