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November 15, 2005

I Went Hunting, But I Didn't Inhale...

Ah, the arresting cast of bombastic weasels that comprise the upper echelons of Escambia County government are at it again, praise Jesus. Only this time, they've decided to go as a touring ensemble and share the love on the road.

Escambia County Sheriff Ron McNesby, Escambia County Commissioner Mike Whitehead, the Rev. Gordon Godfrey of Marcus Pointe Baptist Church and 15 other local residents are among 46 people charged with violating numerous hunting laws in Wisconsin.

..."I'd never been there before," McNesby said. "I was there for about an hour one day and an hour the next, but I didn't shoot anything."

White Hunters, Black Hearts
Escambia County Sheriff Ron McNesby describes how County Administrator George Touart (left) saw, in the glare of the jack-light, a chronically wasted deer leaning down to drink at a forest pond and shouted "Blast HIM!!" Sheriff Ron said he respectfully declined, choosing to leave all of the Lord's creatures in peace. Especially since he was never there, anyway. ©TPI

Posted by tree hugging sister at November 15, 2005 09:23 AM


No license and out of season, that's pretty swift. Just the kind of diligent people I like to see in the woods with a rifle.

Posted by: Dave E at November 15, 2005 05:21 PM

He (Sheriff Ron) was just on TV saying he's the victim. He always obeys the law, that's why he went with a licensed guide. One question for the good sheriff...why didn't you have an out-of-state license? I mean, he'd clap ol' DaveE in the hoosegow down HERE if Dave didn't have one, so why would Sheriff Ron think he didn't need one in Wisconsin? I'll tell you why ~ probably around 500 bucks and I ain't talking Bambi's father. What's an out-of-state lic./deertag cost in your neck o' the wild woods, Dave?

Like, say, you wanted to go shoot a buffalo in Wyoming ~ gonna cost you.

Posted by: tree hugging sister at November 15, 2005 07:08 PM

In Minnesota a non-resident deer firearm license is $136. In Wisconsin it's $160. I've hunted ducks and pheasants out of state with licensed guides a couple times. Both times I expected to and did cough up the money to be properly licensed.

I smell bulls**t.

Posted by: Dave E at November 15, 2005 11:50 PM

That's perfume in the air around here, Dave.

Posted by: tree hugging sister at November 16, 2005 07:49 AM