2012-12-20 / Community News

Outdoor News

December 17, 2012
By Victor Gonzales, Lee County Game Warden

I received a complaint from a gentleman concerning an incident involving a neighbor who was hunting, while he was riding his horse. It seems that the hunter was discouraged because the man was riding and probably chasing game away. The hunter then fired a shot towards the man’s direction, or at least he thought so.

When the man asked if hunting season was over, I replied, “No”. He then asked if the hunter was required to wear orange and I replied, “Only on public land”. When I asked for his location, he replied, “Lemon Grove”. I asked, “Pleasant Grove” (Milam County)? He said, “No, Lemon Grove”. I asked, “In Lee County”? He said, “No, in Hardee County”. I said, “Sir, I’ve lived here all my life and I’m not familiar with that location”. “Where did this take place again”? He said, “In Lee County”.

I asked, “Are you in Lee County, Texas”? He said, “No, Lee County, Florida”. I said, “I don’t think my Captain is going to let me make that call”! Of course I had ask, “How did you get my phone number”? He stated, “I Googled conservation agency for Lee County and got your number”. We both shared a good laugh and he apologized for calling.

I may be contacted at 979-540-0194.

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