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If you don't think your hunting rights are under fire, think again

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by nwwoodsman, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Spotted this in St Helens, Or, the town I grew up in in the 80's. When I was younger hunting and fishing a way of life for most of the locals. We'd spend days on the water catching salmon in the Columbia, target practicing in the woods, and deer hunting. It wasn't uncommon to see a deer hung from a neighbors tree or to spend a weekend afternoon cleaning fish at the docks. That wasn't that long ago. This is what my old stomping grounds is facing now. billboard.jpg

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  2. smoothbore

    smoothbore sutherlin Member

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    Where was this sign located exactly?
     
  3. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Now wait a doggon minute!!! According to these IDIOTS, it is a crime to HUNT and to OWN GUNS???? WTH is going on with these liberal wimps???
    It's ok Heather, go ahead and pet the nice BEAR!!! OMG!!!
     
  4. JackThompson

    JackThompson Valley of the Demons Well-Known Member

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    That's crazy. I can't believe someone actually paid money to put up a sign like that, then didn't bother to grammar check it.
     
  5. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    At least the anti creeps are wasting money by advertising to people they will never convert. Morons.
     
  6. ocarolan

    ocarolan Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    For perspective, this is also what our stomping grounds is facing. My hiker friends are tired of finding clay targets, shotgun hulls, and busted TVs in the woods.

    I'm not supporting this billboard, but the trash is convincing. If it continues to grow, a ballot measure or ODF ban on target shooting would not be a surprise.
     
  7. smoothbore

    smoothbore sutherlin Member

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    This is a real and big problem. True!Some who shoot, litter areas like this one. My shooting buddy and several others I know clean these areas from time to time. We also reported a group of kids dumping 50 or more tires to the Oregon state Police near the town of Sutherlin, and little was done to them.If they had to clean these areas for say a year as punishment, they might think twice before doing it again. Also might add.........Hikers also litter. I have seen their water bottles and diapers and such on trails.
     
  8. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking of putting up a sign that experiences my concern in regards to recycling batteries from smart cars...
     
  9. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    So who specifically are the people leaving the areas like this? Is it the local 'White Trash'? Is is a new generation of young gun owners who have no respect for anything? We need to know the demographic of those leaving the areas like this to even begin to work on a solution.
     
  10. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    If I made a billboard sign like that, I would pay closer attention to punctuation and grammar.
     
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  11. JVK

    JVK West Active Member

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    "The forests are of our county don't belong to the hunters & gun boys" - wtf???

    "Safe from weapons harm" ??

    "Data from the State of Oregon" ? What data?

    "It's about Crime!" - What crime is this referencing?

    Is this even real?

    I understand anyone can buy a billboard i guess but this seems a bit off to me

    nwwoodsman did you take this picture? or where did this image come from?

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    Well according to the thread on this forum it is real?

    Not sure that we have too much to worry about i guess. Quite laughable.
     
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    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I guess I'm a double criminal, since I hunt and like guns?
     
  13. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Unfortunately it is real as hard as it is to believe. I was the one who originally brought this up on the Columbia County Weapons Facebook page. The day I saw it, about 3 weeks ago, I didn't have a camera so I asked if it would be possible for another member to take a picture and someone else went out and snapped the picture. Exact location is here. This is obviously an older picture.
     
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    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    I know exactly where that spot is and it is an embarrassment. I went there once and decided not to return.

    Keith
     
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    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    I've seen similar over the years, this isn't new behavior. Larch Mountain in the early 90s comes to mind; I never went back there either.

    Keith
     
  16. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Until they are actually confronted about their habits of leaving trash its going to continue. There was an area a short distance up the FS road from my home that was turning into this. When I heard shots being fired I threw in a few targets, some rifles and ammo and joined in. After a few conversations with the same group of kids that were frequenting the area shooting their habits changed for the better. Yes they were locals and as such were easier to talk to, but the mentality of "why pick it up, nobody else does" soon changed.
     
  17. M67

    M67 NW Oregon Active Member

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    I photographed this billboard near my home on 12-29-13. It is located on Milton Way, St. Helens, Oregon.


    This is a Anti-Firearm / Anti-Hunting statement, disguised as some kind of a PSA. Nothing in it is factual at all. Citizens are safer in the woods, than in cities. The forest land is well over 90% privately owned in Columbia County, so it is up to the timber companies to decide what happens on their property. Hikers, bikers and nature study combined, do not provide a fraction of the money to the economy or the State of Oregon, that hunters and fishermen do. And since it is all false, they do not provide a link to any data supporting these claims or even put a name of who paid for it on the billboard.

    Please feel free to use my photograph and send it to any group or organization that you can.
    I have been posting it on every open hunting and sportsman group I can on FB.


    Thank's

    M67

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  18. duane black

    duane black Washington Well-Known Member

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    I have eaten quite a few pizzas at sunshine pizza in St Helens, I am a little surprised there is a sign like this there ? Wonder whom paid to put it up ?

    0_o

    " The forests are of our county don't belong to the hunters & gun boys " <<--- whisky, tango, foxtrot

    Seems the patchouli oil and dreadlocks are strong with this one...
     
  19. mancat

    mancat Kitsap County Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I had to read that part of the sign several times to figure out what the hell it was saying.

    That being said, cleanups are necessary. I've seen places like that photo above many times, and worse, one just a few miles from my home. I don't know anyone in my area to organize a cleanup, so I've just been taking trash out as I go and dropping it off at the nearest gas station dumpster.
     
  20. JVK

    JVK West Active Member

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    The terrible grammar of this billboard is a safety hazard/distraction for drivers.

    Some one needs to get up there and spray paint a huge DERP! over the top of it