Let's respect the landowners

One of my pet peeves when shooting doves is to find trash around my shooting station, left by a previous "hunter".  We get to shoot doves because land owners and outfitters are willing to provide us a place to do so, and many of them invest lots of time and money to manage crops to attract birds for us to shoot.  

Isn't it the least we can do to clean up after ourselves when we are through enjoying a morning or afternoon of dove shooting action?  I cannot tell you how many times I have cleaned up dozens of hulls, water bottles, cans and empty boxes left there by someone before me.

At the risk of sounding "preachy", I challenge all of us responsible hunters to help our shooting buddies realize the importance of picking up spent hulls, and any other trash that might be left behind.  And if you find trash in the field left by an earlier "hunter", do your land owner or outfitter a favor and take more trash out of the field than you brought in. It only takes a few minutes, so we really don't have any excuse, do we?

It will help keep our reputations as "sportsmen" intact and keep our shooting grounds available to us for a long time to come.

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