Angler Harassment in Montana

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  1. silvercreek

    silvercreek Active Member

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  2. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    That's garbage....funny...but garbage. Old school land owners are a breed of their own that's for sure.
     
  3. Blake Harmon

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    the dude is thinking that if your gonna fish his hole your gonna pay for it one way or another!
     
  4. Stewart

    Stewart Skunk Happens

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    Smells like class warfare.
     
  5. silvercreek

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    This is the History of the fight over Mitchell Slough.

    http://www.hcn.org/wotr/16996

    Taken to the Montana Supreme Court

    http://www.montanawildlife.com/news/MitchellSlough.htm

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/01/us/01trout.html


    Land owners owe $350,000.00 in attorney fees used to defend the public access.

    http://missoulian.com/news/local/article_4b003714-e477-11de-a196-001cc4c002e0.html


    Then the wealthy landowners tried to legislate that the waterways were private to reverse what the Supreme Court decided.


    http://www.plwa.org/viewarticle.php?id=93


    But they were shot down


    http://ravallirepublic.com/news/local/article_73c66d67-ba62-5175-9af0-68c8f84771d0.html


    Now Huey Lewis and neighbors are stopping the hunters as well.


    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/outposts/2009/11/huey-lewis-duck-hunting.html
     
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    Sounds like he sucks as bad as his music.
     
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    Sounds like he sucks as bad as his music.
     
  8. Trustfunder

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    Okay I got to rant a little over this one...I can't believe what some dip shits do to try and protect a public waterway as there own. Cracks me up anymore. Reminds me of a few gated communities in Montana. I mean if I moved to California (rather but a bullet in my head) I would have to adapt to the environment, get use to flipping people off, locked cars, houses, gated windows, security systems etc.. why bring all that baggage up here with you?? A friendly smile and a wave still goes a long way in Montana, but the Bitteroot has lost this in my opinion.


    On the other hand though, this looks like a great place to jump shoot a few ducks this fall,I'm not a very good shot and think his camera equipment might be missing a few parts, a few accidental discharges in his sprinkler system would be of benefit too.
     
  9. creekx

    creekx spent spinner

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    How different is the automatic sprinkler from the landowner actually standing there and spraying you with a hose? You are standing on public property. In addition to it being angler harassment, isn't it some degree of assault as well? I doubt local enforcement has the balls to follow through with this.
     
  10. constructeur

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    I'm by no means in support of the land owner spraying anglers with water, but a grown man complaining that water droplets hitting him while he stands in a stream with fucking water proof trousers on is assault, is the epitome of American pussification.
     
  11. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Id bring my 3 wood and have a little sprinkler head driving range practice. Then we could frolic in the newly established slough geysers! Sounds like fun if you ask me.
     
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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    I like it!
     
  13. TB

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    I'd use my .357. (Assuming I'm out of the city limits)
     
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    Better yet, I,d probly just use my air rifle and shoot out the camera lense.
     
  15. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Nope killed it. . . .