- Jul 3, 2009
That is an overly broad statement, I insisted on being there for location of the track and release of the hounds for a lion hunt. The actual hunt is the search for the track to follow after all. The golden rule applies he who provides the gold makes the rules.
While running after the sounds of the chase I had to stop for a wheeze in oak brush... a couple young assistants followed up and stopped for a wheeze a few yards away.
"usually we have to wait until dark until the dude shows up to kill the poor cat, problem with this SOB is trying to keep up with him..."
One can live by ones own rules if one insists it be so.
Chase started on a doe deer carcass, covered up kitty style. I excavated it to make sure there were no tire marks on it, never hurts to verify. Trust but verify...
This should NOT be viewed as a defense of this outfitter, just a general re-buttal of your overly broad assertion.
Ah, but comparing a lion hunt to how bear hunts generally start isn’t going to give a true perspective. Apples and bananas.
Obviously, my portrayal is broad brush.
They might have found a track crossing a road and then turned the dogs out. More likely they drove roads until a strike dog caught scent and barked.
Regardless of how the chase started, I can envision all kinds of scenarios where a client who wasn’t told about a bait pile would be completely clueless that there was one involved.
I don’t even like Don Jr. I just think that unless the DNR can come up with specific evidence that proves he had specific first hand knowledge of the bait, it’s going to be impossible to prove he participated in the illegal part of the hunt. IMO, without conclusive evidence linking Don Jr as an participant, claims that he did participate are pure speculation.