So back to our hike out,.. I look way ahead and say guys is that a light were we parked? we all start looking,.. ya,. car parked behind us,.. Ok another hundred yards,. Um guys there are like several vehicles there? John and Len are like huh? Pretty soon you can see the big reflective badges on the side of the 2x SUV's state police,.. ugh,..
Now normally I am like shit,.. what particular law am I breaking at this moment? I rummage through all the possible candidates and none come to mind,.. Whew I am clean,.. then I start to look over my hunting buddies wondering? LOL
So I will make the story short they start grilling us over the use of a canoe a month or two ago,.. What? You guys remember my canoe photos from a while ago. Apparently we parked on the Quabin side of the road not the swamp side so the thought we had ported a canoe down to the Qaubin for some nefarious illegal activity ?. They were polite enough about the whole thing but i have to give them credit for concocting a really bizarre crime plot in their heads,.. about us and a canoe,.. Really?
I decided that to be a good state cop you should be a busy body and poke your nose into whatever you can,.. that's probably how you catch folks doing odd/illegal shit,..
Just saying is all,..
It was all ok they did not even ask to see our LTC's or hunting permits,.. and like I say it was a friendly encounter and give them credit for treating us well,.. as I for one was nervous when they started grilling me about my canoe!
My first year back into hunting has been filled with some really odd stories for sure,.. and that is what makes hunting fun and memorable,..
Really though, dear fucking lord I hate stupid people. The whole “concocting a story” bit is a result of someone hearing hoof falls thinking Zebras not horses. It’s a sign of an idiot. It’s some chem trails type crap.
I think what gets me most is the fact that there are a-holes in the woods right now poaching, who will be driving tomorrow, and the DCR cops will be oblivious.
I attended that Blue Hills briefing last year, and I’ll tell you what, I am NOT impressed with the DCR. I’m sure there’s a gem or two in there but I will forever be in awe that most of them don’t drown in their cereal each morning.
I don't get it . Doesn't strike me as American . Do you have a big black scruffy beard, wrap yourself in a bed sheet , have a Middle eastern look or accent , smell bad ?
BB that's wild. Glad it all worked out. Kinda freaks me out to think about how nervous an LEO may be when approaching a hunter, given he/she knows we are armed... What gets me is that they even knew about the canoe thing, and wanted to check about it. Makes you wonder, do LEO's hang on bowsite to "check out" our activities and look for poaching etc? Unless I just missed it in your story, no one checked with you while using the canoe to enter the legal area (all legal), but then mysteriously show up and question you guys about it weeks later? It really does make you wonder if we are being spied on :)
In which case, THANKS for what you all do... And read Spike's post about the guy who lives near him that is almost certainly breaking several laws.
Sosso - Chemtrails. Ha! That right there is priceless #ScienceIsNotFAKENews :) he he he!
All of a sudden the state police are on the site introducing themselves,.. it is an officer who is "assigned" to it (their terminology) and the individual introduced himself to us all. Pretty friendly intro.
If anyone here for a second thinks that law is not watching this forum you are an idiot,.. this is from a Director of Technology. And in all honesty maybe they should be?,.. dunno?
I personally do not like big brother,.. but that is just me,..
If you post something illegal here,.. expect a visit,.. just saying.
PS Will when we walked up to the officers we placed our unloaded guns on the ground so they could feel comfortable,.. and they thanked us for doing that,.. Like I say all in all it was friendly. I was just wierded out at how they had concocted this bizzarro crime with a canoe in the Quabin that they felt worth investigating with 2 cars? It led me to believe they may be bored or something?
Remember folks the State Police are there to help us out,.. not hurt us,.. EPO's are there to protect our environment,.. I respect both those causes,..
Here is best copy of their post I could do,..
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It was a funny exit from hunting though,. Strange lights in the distance,.. sorta like a ufo encounter till I realized it was police,.. LOL
Guys on here filling out the who and where, guys collecting data, some guys admitting to killing over 90 deer. Doesn't matter how many states you say you hunt, that's a big red flag to them.
Better think twice before posting. You never know who's watching, or who's a EPO.
Ya we do see that on tv. And way more even in dark areas of the web. It is the new battlefield
But if your not doing anything wrong post away and have fun!
Mud Man ,.. BB