Tndeer Logo

Page 2 of 4 <1234>
Topic Options
#3057951 - 12/01/12 08:24 AM Re: Something That Needs To Be Thought About!! [Re: coontracker49]
BigGameGuy
TWRA Biologist
12 Point


Registered: 05/14/04
Posts: 6642
Loc: Nashville

Offline
TWRA and especially our commissioners have been working hard to keep the gates open during hunting season. Unfortunately the U.S. Forest Service has the final say on Forest Service lands. They close them to keep the roads from being damaged in the winter since they do not have the funds to repair them.
_________________________
If given the choice between education and regulation, I'll choose education every time.

Top
#3057952 - 12/01/12 08:24 AM Re: Something That Needs To Be Thought About!! [Re: pick-a-spot]
BMan
16 Point


Registered: 02/06/06
Posts: 10670
Loc: Middle TN

Offline
 Originally Posted By: pick-a-spot
While that ranger is handing me a ticket I would mention that a little consideration for hunters who pay his salary might be in order.

The old "You work for me" argument doesn't work often. Well, doesn't work out WELL anyway.

 Originally Posted By: pick-a-spot
Also keep track of sunset times.

Yep.
_________________________
Rules are for people who lose fights.

Top
#3057969 - 12/01/12 08:32 AM Re: Something That Needs To Be Thought About!! [Re: BMan]
easy45
Non-Typical


Registered: 11/06/07
Posts: 30563
Loc: Chester County

Offline
I'm curious, where was this at
_________________________
Work to live, Live to hunt

Top
#3057994 - 12/01/12 08:50 AM Re: Something That Needs To Be Thought About!! [Re: easy45]
Poser
Mud Dauber
16 Point


Registered: 07/28/10
Posts: 13547
Loc: Tennessee

Offline
What about Coon hunters?
_________________________
It doesn't have to be fun to be fun.

Wild & crazy, can't be stopped. Only the strong will survive.

Keep your knife sharp and your skillet greasy.

http://www.GoCarnivore.com

Top
#3058086 - 12/01/12 10:08 AM Re: Something That Needs To Be Thought About!! [Re: SJB]
Buzzard Breath
8 Point


Registered: 07/31/06
Posts: 1672
Loc: East

Offline
Lets break this down and analyze it.

 Originally Posted By: SJB
What I want to know is how do you get yourself a ticket wrote when you haven't done anything wrong?

That is what are court system is for. If you didn't do anything wrong, they will dismiss charges

 Originally Posted By: SJB
It's only because you cant get out of the WMA because the gates have been locked and there is no ranger anywhere to be found.

Rangers (his word, not mine) should man all gates 24/7.

 Originally Posted By: SJB
The gates were said to be locked at 6:50 and we made it to the gates by 6:50 to 7:00 and nobody is to be seen

Wait a second..... I thought you just said you didn't do anything wrong? Now, you're saying you were late.

 Originally Posted By: SJB
so it takes 10 to 15 minutes to walk to the ranger's house

TWRA really needs to do something about this. I'm going to immediately write to the commissioners and demand that they put Segway's at all gates so I don't have to walk when locked in.

 Originally Posted By: SJB
..he is already in shorts and a t shirt and about to eat supper. He finally comes to the door and is told the situation and says just hang tight he is going to eat first. Then comes in about 20 minutes and unlocks the gate

At least he had on shorts. I can't believe he wouldn't immediately drop everything and come running like you were a damsel in distress. The nerve of these Rangers, thinking that they should actully have some time away from their jobs. At this point, you should have pointed out to him that it's your license fees that pay his salary and that he should be there to serve you 24/7(sounds like you may have done this already). That always seems to keep them on there toes. LOL


 Originally Posted By: SJB
...and gives us a ticket for trespassing on WMA property because he said he gives an hour after sunset to get out and I always thought that was when it was dark not a set time.

TWRA really needs to develop an automated text message service that constantly sends us messages letting us know exactly what the rules are while we are on WMA's. We shouldn't have to read the rule book.

 Originally Posted By: SJB
Well he needs to think about what if somebody has killed a deer way back in there right at dark? There is no way they could get out in an hour, and what if you have car trouble or anything.

I sure had you shown up late with a deer that needed to be checked in or were broke down somewhere, he would have confiscated the deer, your weapon, your truck, and maybe even your first born child. Them Rangers are just out to get us.


 Originally Posted By: SJB
These things need to be thought about at this WMA, because the gates were locked before any 6:50 too, because the ranger was already home and changed and about to eat before 6:50 to 7:00.

Don't you mean that he was "already home and changed and about to eat before 7:00 to 7:10". You've already admitted that you didn't get to the gate any earlier than 6:50. Then you had a 10 minute walk to his house. So, that would put you at his house at 7:00 at the earliest. Correct? I'm not sure how long it takes you to get changed, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't take me any longer than 47 seconds.

Top
#3058146 - 12/01/12 11:05 AM Re: Something That Needs To Be Thought About!! [Re: easy45]
SES
8 Point


Registered: 10/13/11
Posts: 1313
Loc: Corryton, Tn

Offline
 Originally Posted By: easy45
I'm curious, where was this at
Since SJB lives in East Tennessee, I would venture to guess it was Chuck Swan.

Top
#3058168 - 12/01/12 11:27 AM Re: Something That Needs To Be Thought About!! [Re: SJB]
Meathunter73
6 Point


Registered: 08/18/11
Posts: 697
Loc: waynesboro

Offline
Sounds like the Ranger was in bad mood and lost a good chance to educate and show a little understanding. Anybody that has not ran behind on getting out of woods has not done much hunting. Don't know both sides of story but sounds like Ranger could have given warning that way if it was legit excuse you know not to let it happen again. I think everyone on this site appreciates a little slack every now and then, but if Ranger wants to write a ticket he has every right.Pay it or go to court and move on.


Edited by Meathunter (12/01/12 11:29 AM)

Top
#3058209 - 12/01/12 11:53 AM Re: Something That Needs To Be Thought About!! [Re: Buzzard Breath]
SJB
Button


Registered: 08/01/12
Posts: 15
Loc: East TN

Offline
It was my first time deer hunting there in my life and yes buzz mcmanus you can say we didnt get there any earlier than 6:50, but we went to one gate and seen it was locked so then we went to another one to see if it was open and that is when we went to his house after we seen the second gate was locked. But oh well I can let things go pretty easy and I dont think the fine and court cost will be to bad since it will be split between 4 of us. I just never knew there was a set time to get out, but I guess we will know now!!
Top
#3058222 - 12/01/12 12:05 PM Re: Something That Needs To Be Thought About!! [Re: SJB]
pcrc
8 Point


Registered: 10/12/09
Posts: 1242
Loc: Knoxville

Offline
 Originally Posted By: SJB
It was my first time deer hunting there in my life and yes buzz mcmanus you can say we didnt get there any earlier than 6:50, but we went to one gate and seen it was locked so then we went to another one to see if it was open and that is when we went to his house after we seen the second gate was locked. But oh well I can let things go pretty easy and I dont think the fine and court cost will be to bad since it will be split between 4 of us. I just never knew there was a set time to get out, but I guess we will know now!!

Why was there only one ticket wrote? If there was four of you why didn't each one of you get a ticket.

Top
#3058351 - 12/01/12 03:01 PM Re: Something That Needs To Be Thought About!! [Re: pcrc]
SJB
Button


Registered: 08/01/12
Posts: 15
Loc: East TN

Offline
Because it was issued to the driver
Top
Page 2 of 4 <1234>


Moderator:  RUGER, Tennessee Todd, Unicam, Cuttin Caller, CBU93, stretch, Bobby G, TurkeyBurd, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck, gtk 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4106599
RUGER
88400
Deer Assassin
65979
BSK
62020
Crappie Luck
51392
spitndrum
Newest Members
yarddawg54, schiesser, bigdoc, Bggamehunter, willy2763
13605 Registered Users
Who's Online
2 registered (JoshDosMil, MObowman) and 48 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13605 Members
43 Forums
100233 Topics
1180120 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
December
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 1.314 seconds in which 1.308 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Zlib compression enabled.