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MONDAY, DEC. 2, 2013, 6:34 A.M.

Good hunting is no excuse for littering

A shot shell hull left in the field by a bird hunter. (Rich Landers)
A shot shell hull left in the field by a bird hunter. (Rich Landers)

HUNTING -- This is a note to the person who discovered a little public land quail honey-spot I've hunted for 30 years.

You apparently had a good day recently.  I don't really care how many birds you killed or missed, but I found at least six of the red 12-gauge 7 1/2-shot shell casings you left littering the sage brush on just a few acres of land.  I have no idea how many I didn't see.

I don't know who you are, but I have this vision of you being a pig.

Responsible hunters should clean up all of their litter, especially plastic shot shell hulls that will remain an eyesore in the field to give all hunters a black eye for decades. 

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Rich Landers
Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.

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