Staying alive during season of poaching
a huge moose head or antelope rack for their walls. That’s not even counting those who are either deliberately or accidentally poaching cattle and other domestic animals. It’s a stain on all reputable hunters who stick to the rules.
So the Alberta Conservation Association asks us all to be vigilant for poaching infractions. (It can be hard to hide that huge elk head in the back of a pickup. And one nitwit was caught just a few kilometres from our farm dragging a cow he’d shot, along a gravel road with a chain. It was too heavy to lift into his truck so he thought that was the best way to deal with it.) If you see something suspicious, call the ACA at 1-800-642-3800 or go to www. reportapoacher.com.
As for me, you’ll see me in a bright orange coat tomorrow, walking in the fields. I may look well fed from a turkey dinner, but I don’t think I’d look good mounted on your family room wall.
A sign on a rural road alerts motorists to potential deer in the area.