Too many laws create unknowing lawbreakers
To the editor:
Again, while hunting pheasant, I was asked by conservation officers to produce my hunting license. My receipt from the bait store indicated that I had purchased a deer, waterfowl and pheasant license, but failed to purchase a small game license (I do not hunt small game), which is required to hunt pheasant. Another ticket was issued.
When I filled out an application for employment, they did a background check. No felonies, no DWIs, but a violation for illegal hunting appeared on the background check.
When the DNR declares so many things to be illegal, it’s impossible for hunters and fishermen to live without breaking the laws. When laws cannot be objectively interpreted, you create a nation of hunters and fishermen that become lawbreakers, and the government can then cash in on our fines.