Some Upset By the Way North Dakota Hunters are Hauling Their Kills
North Dakota hunters are under fire for the way some of them are hauling their kills. According to Fox 43, some drivers and their passengers are disturbed by the way hunters are displaying the bloody carcasses in plain view of everyone on the road.
The news article displays an image, taken by a driver, of two bloody deer carcasses hanging out of the trunk of a car. In the image, you can see blood smeared and dripping down the back of the car.
When asked his opinion of the image, Adam Anderson of Casselton said, Carrying them like that doesn't look like it's too respectful to the dead animals. And it's just going to mess up the side of your car."
As long as the deer are tagged, hauling them in this manner is not against the law in North Dakota. Still, some parents say they don't appreciate having the conversation piece introduced to their kids.
Mom, why is Bambi hanging out of the back of that trunk? And there's blood everywhere. Yeah that's hard to explain to the kids, Anderson said.
Some local hunters see no problem with hauling dead game animals in such a manner. Hunter Mike Kuznia said he doesn't even think about it. For him, it's simply about getting his kill from point A to point B.
We thought of throwing it on a pickup too. But I thought I bought a car, I don't have a pickup and I don't want to borrow somebody's for the drive down, he said.
So, check out the image and tell me what you think. Is hauling an animal you've taken in such a way disrespectful of both the animal and others on the road? Does it perpetuate a negative image of hunters? If so, what do you think is the best way to haul the animal you've shot?