Don’t mix up poach­ers with hon­est hunters

The Peterborough Examiner - - OPINION -

Re: Oh deer: “Oshawa hunter fined af­ter be­ing

duped by de­coy,” Oct. 8

The MNR set up a sting to catch a poacher, not a hunter.

A poacher is an in­di­vid­ual who breaks the prov­ince’s fish and game laws. A hunter is one who abides by them.

It may seem like a slight of se­man­tics to a by­stander, but the dif­fer­ence is enor­mous.

Peter­bor­ough County is filled with hunters, with gen­er­a­tions of re­spect for the law of the land and con­ser­va­tion. But no re­spect for those who dis­re­gard.

In the fu­ture, for the ben­e­fit of many thou­sands of your read­ers, please get that right.

Matt Mur­phy, Peter­bor­ough

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