After Reading the posts in this topic i wanna tell you guys of my experience, I have not had the misfortune of Running into animal rights people during Waterfowling yet but During Bowhunting in a walk in area in eastern SD I had a Couple, set their dogs on me. Anyone who has spent any time in SD knows that the State is Divided By the Missouri River and The Division is Political and philisophical as well as Geographical. Many liberals reside East River And More conservatives tend to reside west river. I had no I dea however i was goung to run into them (liberal, animal Rights Activists) in an area Designated By the state as a walk in hunting area.
I was walking out of the area after a morning hunt that had not been particularly succesfull and I see gwo people, a man and a woman, walking my way lead by two adult Boxers. all of a sudden they dropped the dogs leashes and the Dogs tore off straight at me. I froze dead in my tracks and stood still debating as whether to get an arrow out of my quiver to defend myself. as the dogs circled me Growling and barking, the woman walked Up and Told them to heal and said, " what are you doing? you cant hunt here". I said, "This is a state designated Hunting area". she Looked at me for a minute then said, well, I dont appreciate you Hunting here this is our walking trail, why do you people have to kill everything"? She then turned and her and the man continued walking down the path they got 25 yards or so further before they called the dogs back to them. you wil be happy to know however that I didnt let it bother me too much,I went back the next day and arrowed a nice little 4 point buck