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Letter: Hunters should be mindful of property lines




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October 2, 2013 | 1,387 views | 3 comments

Editor:

I heard guns all day Sunday ... must be dove hunters peppering my horses and goats with buckshot. I’m praying they don’t get blinded. They run full speed to the barn and hide. The goats sometimes run inside the barn and they run to the right too.

I don’t even like walking there when I hear guns, but I shouldn’t have to be concerned on my own property. Josh’s horse next door runs, too, and hides in his barn, so they might hit his girls if they are playing outside.

It is against the law. The next step is to find out who. They must be using big shot to travel that far. If you know who it is, please warn them so I don’t have to call the law on them. It sounds like it’s coming from the left (east) side. If I get peppered, I’m going to be really angry.

This came from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department:

Please contact your local game warden, as this is a game violation that whoever is shooting and their shot is falling onto your property or crossing your property lines, is committing a game violation.

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It is unlawful for any person, while hunting or engaging in recreational shooting, to knowingly discharge a firearm in such a fashion as to cause a projectile to cross a property line, unless the person owns the property on both sides of the property line or has obtained written permission from the owner of any land crossed by the projectile. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us.

RHONDA REICHEL

Floresville
 

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brahma fan  
stockdale  
October 2, 2013 1:12pm
 
big difference between aiming at your property and shooting, or errant pellets randomly going that way....thus the reason the law reads "knowingly discharge" with property's being split from 200 acres to 20 different ... More ›

 
BSP  
Floresville  
October 2, 2013 12:48pm
 
Wow. Nice comment. My property is my property, and if I see anyone shooting without my permission on it whether it is bird shot or not I will call the Game Warden, and the cops. Be a responsible hunter, and know your property ... More ›

 
brahma fan  
stockdale  
October 2, 2013 11:52am
 
its bird shot, and it will not hurt you or your animals...living the country life, but still wanting to not hear guns, or hear tiny little bb's coming down from someone enjoying innocent dove hunting fun a quarter mile away....although ... More ›

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