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Wether it’s your own or someone else’s pick up some trash if you see it! Yesterday I was running bear baits and came across a bear with a bucket stuck on his head, I was able to drive right up to him but not get a picture. I sure hope he is able to get it off. Do more than your part to keep the wilderness clean!
Been picking up trash so long always thought it was a part of bowhunting.
I think most people feel the same way.
I don’t see what some old Italian guy has to do with it....????
Something like an onion sack sure comes in handy, though....
Always walk out with more than I walk in with
Always pissed me off. If you can carry it in full, how hard can it be to carry it back out empty?
A great thing happened to me when I was young. At about age 8-9 I was drinking a Pepsi in a glass bottle. I went on a little walk in the woods with my buddy and left the bottle laying on the ground where we stopped to take a break. When I got out of the woods an old guy approached me and asked where the bottle was. I told him. He said “ Well, if everyone that went in the woods left a bottle wouldn’t it get awful ugly in there ? You better go back and get it.” I did go back. Never littered since and littering has always seemed grotesque to me. I don’t know who that old guy was but I’m sure he’d be happy that his wisdom took hold.
Flagging tape always po me, have come out with bag full of old tape, it looks like a party going on at times along with cans.
I’ve been teaching my kids to clean up after others in the outdoors since they could tag along. Just part of being an outdoorsman.
Grew up in a small town where kids never littered and am amazed how much people litter now. My kids candy budget is based off pickimg up empty beer cans. 7 kids can clean up a couple acres in short order but when we return, it's filthy again. We get about equal amounts of empties($) as we do trash.
Absolutely.... pack it in pack it out even if it’s not yours.
I remember the Indian crying on the side of the road commercial. It made an impact on me for sure.
Dry your eyes - he’s Italian! LOL
But 100% - those who litter are Garbage....
My house is on a main road and everyday it’s a battle. Beer cans, nip bottles, cig packs, McDonald’s bags, fountain drink cups, etc all over the lawn. Slobs. My favorite is when the hood rats throw crap on the ground at gas stations when the trash can is ten feet away. Lazy Efs.
Mine, too.... Every bunghole in town seems to think their car window is a trash can.
So I pick it up.
But you go to well-used parts near NYC and it’s 1000X worse.
So many people think their individual actions don’t matter....
Fast food bags everywhere!!!
I was little when the Indian commercial aired but my parents told me I would cry when the Indian cried.
Now I'm grown up and work at a resort, so get to witness if for myself. Our parking lots are used for car clean out on a daily basis.
Kind of bums me out when I'm in the back 40 and there's the cans, and candy wappers, etc. Don't want to put that on hunters, but there is a limited group that gets to those kind of places. Regarding picking it up, I consider it a such a privilege to still have access to public outdoors for hunting that I gladly always pick up stuff - do my part to keep eden nice. Somehow I don't think plastic will be 'quaint' like the old metal stuff prior generations left.
I was mushroom hunting this summer and was walking along the edge of trails just in the tree line. The amount of garbage was incredible. 2+ miles from the trail head. Beer cans, soda cans, etc. I can’t imagine people would pack all those beers in that far???? Could it have been sheep herders?
Pigs. Gator Aide bottles out in the middle of nowhere. People empty their vehicle ashtrays in parking lots. Shitty diapers, you name it, pigs leave it everywhere.
This was a filthy disgusting bait site my son had to stare at for five hours for four days and never seen a bear. Total rip off Highway robbery I live in the county the city slickers come out and throw Dishwashers couches Ovens refrigerators in the ditches. Sends me over the edge. You can do away with the plastic grocery bags to.
Our road is rural, very few houses on one out of the way stretch and it is a magnet for trash dumpers. I want to set up trail cams to get some license numbers but I know they won't last long so I don't. I do pick up some of the trash but if I tried to do it all, I'd not have enough time to go to work. Its disgraceful what some of these slobs will do. Not enough law enforcement to patrol here 24/7, so It happens a lot.
Elite....that would piss me off, that doesn`t even feel like hunting. Were they trying to make the "dump bears" feel at home? WTH