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Thread: Do you carry a gun fishing?
04-01-2012, 10:24 AM #181
It's always better to have it and not need it, as apposed to needing it and not having it.
04-02-2012, 01:52 AM #182
Here is a tough one for you. I recently posted in this section about angry landowners and I encountered one today. I was fishing my favorite spot on the Washita, when the landowner came to the river bank and told me I had ten minutes to leave or he was calling the game warden. I calmly picked up my cell phone and contacted a game warden that had stopped to check my license a few weeks ago. When he stopped me I asked about my rights on the river and he told me landowners could do nothing about fisherman.
When the landowner asked if I was leaving a second time, I asked him if he wanted to speak with the game warden. I crossed the river and handed him the phone. After 30 seconds of talking to the warden, he handed the phone back to me and said f*@! the game warden. He again told me to leave. When I told him that I had every right to be here, he said, "then you are starting a war". When I asked him what he meant he said, "you will find out." The warden advised that I call it a day because the man was so irrational. I packed up and headed up river. As I was rounding the first bend, I heard the mans pickup and five gun shots. Apparently they were warning shots.
What if this cat would have brandished a weapon while we were fishing? What if he would have pointed this weapon at me?
04-02-2012, 05:44 AM #183
Holy crap! Glad you're okay! Stuff like that is why it is always a good idea to carry a gun while fishing - provided that you have the appropriate concealed carry permit. I'm not so sure, but I would say that had he pointed a weapon at you, you could have shot him legally in self defense if you carry a gun.
04-02-2012, 05:54 AM #184
Well its not to hard to figure out..If you where on his land he had every right to be pissed off at you ... now if you where in a boat in the middel of the water he was wrong.....It's called trespassing for a reason if i caught you on my land or in my backyard it would turn real bad for you real quick.
04-02-2012, 06:52 AM #185
Now fellow fisherman, answer me this. A landowner brandishes or points a weapon, while you and your wife are floating on state property. What do you do? (I have a CCW permit by the way, and I do not intend to return to this area with people that I love)
04-02-2012, 07:53 AM #186
Best course of action is to get the hell out of there, whether you are armed or not. In a boat, you are a sitting duck for somebody on the bank. If he was already brandishing his weapon, he has you at a tremendous disadvantage to start with. Considering what a loon that guy was, if you had shown a weapon he probably would have shot you before you could do anything with it. I hope you reported those shots to the authorities. That guy needs to be straightened out on the laws before he kills somebody.
04-02-2012, 10:23 AM #187
04-02-2012, 03:17 PM #188
The depressing thing is that this guy was trying to run me off of someone else's side of the river. I now am forced to give up a spot I have fished for years, because some redneck isn't concerned about the consequences of stupidity.
04-04-2012, 07:33 AM #189
sounds like a case for the warden to get strait. better take extra mags and a snorkle next time. lol
04-04-2012, 07:45 AM #190