April 08, 2020

Posted against hunting

In response to Andy Rudzinski’s column (BDN, Sept. 25) regarding people who post their land with no hunting signs, I feel a need to enlighten him a little.

He states that you must belong to royalty or be wealthy if you try to keep your land free of hunters. I post my land every year and as far as I know there is no royalty in my blood and I am certainly not wealthy. I happen to live on my woodlot and I must do all I can to protect my family from hunters (mostly out-of-staters) who consider my front yard part of the great North Woods.

There are more than 17 million acres of forests in Maine so I see no need for people to stalk their game on my 40 acres where I live. Rudzinski goes on to say that posting your land is un-American. Is it not un-American for him to tell me I can’t? I am not against hunting but I will post my land as long as I see those orange vests walking along the paved highway in front of my home “stalking” their game.

Louie Pelletier III


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