Friday, February 6, 2009

Recipe For Disaster. Idjits Who Drink While Hunting.

Skipping throught the blogs yesterday I spied this waterfowl hunting in MS piece on Holly's (NorCal Cazadora's) blog that I thought would be kewl to read. About half way through the article one pic just froze me in mid thought.

The Huntress Club: Duck Hunting Sorority in the Swamp

What kind of friggin idiot takes swigs of booze while hunting and then lets someone photograph the act and publish it? What kind of hunting group lets another bring the booze into the blind? Absolutely disgraceful. What a black eye to hunters and gun owners. Shame on the Swamp Witches as they call themselves. This IS NOT the message we want to send to the public. What part of gun safety did this gal miss? Drinking while hunting is also illegal in many states and I recommend if that is the case in MS, that the state cite her goofy azz.

Does anyone sane really want someone in the blind next them who's buzzed swinging a shotgun near their head? The unsafe act is bad enough but this is prime beef for the antis who will hold this pic up and exclaim that not only are men hunters drunken slob bubbas, their women are too.

The pic caption says she's taking a swig to keep warm. This is a fallacy as alcohol DOES NOT warm up the body, it acts just the opposite by fooling people into thinking they are warmer after drinking. Add another layer if you're that dang cold. Then agin, she may have a drinking problem and as we all know, alcoholics can find a million excuses why they need a pick me up.

It's unbelievable to me that with all the hunter ed and alcohol education out there we still have idiots like this endangering others in the field. The sad part is these fools usually don't off themselves, they shoot the poor SOB next to them. Then we get the lame "I'm so sorry" that is supposed to somehow mend the maimed or dead hunter.

Don't be afraid to speak up when one of these oxygen stealers shows up to your hunt. I flat out ask them to leave, even if that means they drive 300 miles back home. If it's not my hunt I simply ask the booze be put up until the guns are cased. If my request is not honored I ruck up and move on. I'm not going to suffer, or watch someone else suffer, due to this stupidity.

And just for the record, I enjoy my bourbon after a long day humpin' the hills and swamps, I just make sure all the guns are up first.

Guns and alcohol simply don't mix, it's a disaster just waiting to happen. I don't know many folks who could endure the guilt they would carry if they shot someone while drinking on a hunt.


Anonymous said...

Definitely have to agree with you about the drinking and guns. It was a dumb move and it did mar what otherwise could have been a pretty positive article.

NorCal Cazadora said...

Amen, Jesse.

I'm really not a puritan, but you're right: It's not worth risking an accident.

SimplyOutdoors said...

Amen to this post.

I like to partake in a little alcohol consumption as well, but I would never partake while hunting period; doesn't matter what weapon I'm using. It's just not smart.

It even irks me that everyone at all the hunting shows can't walk around without a glass of beer in their hand.

Geesh! Now you got me started:)

Greg said...

I'm not surprised at all about this. It's just getting worse, the more I look around, the more I see it.

Dummies with guns, trash all over the place, poachers, camp vandals, firebugs. I dunno. It's pretty depressing.

Hay, anyway, good blog Jesse. Just found it while doing D16 research.

Anonymous said...

The only "hunt" I ever drink on is one for fish, and my most dangerous weapon is a nice stout catfish hook.

Hog Hunting Texas said...

It is a very good awareness post, its always bad to drink while doing any job.