Day 9. Still no power.
Shooting has been constant since earlier this morning.
The people this particular area attracts are of the shoot-first variety. A couple years back I was contacted to help find a lost dog up on the peak. It had a harness and service dog tags. It spooked in a storm and took off down a steep hill. The owners unable to find him that day
After a week of daily trips/finding tracks/leaving food and checking trail cams we had narrowed the search down to a smaller area. He was eating, and no longer roaming. We planned to go out early the next day to search. On the way out in the morning I was contacted by the owner.
The dog had been shot and killed. A self proclaimed "hunter" had called the owner and said he found the dog dead in the middle of the road. This was less than a thousand feet from the food and trail cameras.
Death was most likely instant. With the fatal blow coming from a high caliber hollow tip round, most likely from a handgun. ImageImageImageImage
This is the forest where the Bureau of Land Management maintains the land. What's it going to take before something actually changes?

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23 Feb
WHY WE SHOOT DEER IN THE WILD

(A letter from someone who wants to remain anonymous, who farms, writes well and actually tried this).

I had this idea that I could rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it up on corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it.
The first step in this adventure was getting a deer. I figured that, since they congregate at my cattle feeder and do not seem to have much fear of me when we are there (a bold one will sometimes come right up and sniff at the bags of feed while I am in the back of the
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Day 10. Still no power.

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Day 8, still no power.

@Verizon customers(myself and several neighbors included) are without service again. I'm posting this from the hotspot in my truck. Yesterday I caved and bought a generator, there was only one model left in stock, and I got one of the last two of those.
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I'm at ICE again.
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So in case I get shot I just want to get this out here. The snipers are back out tonight, I found a good position to take pictures of them I took a few one of them started looking back at me with binoculars. His rifle is now aimed at me.
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