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Modern firearm garbage bag challenge!
« on: October 14, 2017, 09:27:43 AM »
Hi all!   First, a congrats and shout out to all the successful archery and muzzy hunter and all their friends and family who helped make it happen.
Second,  with all the comments and threads about sportsman like conduct and public perception,  I would humbly submit the following challenge to all my brothers and sisters of the woods:

Take yourself an extra garbage bag and fill it.  It could be that trash left in your camp when you arrive,  that water bottle in the trail four miles in,  or whatever other crap you may come across in your travels.  You did t pack it in,  but we, as the last hunt of the year, will pack it out.

Maybe even a photo of your bag with Hunting-Washington.com in the photo?    There is always gonna be "that guy(s)".  That leaves a shoddy camp to give all hunters a bad name to the Seattle tree-hugging crowd.  (See the Seattle times article on the poaching ring?)

So I humbly issue this challenge to all my fair chase, public land sportsmen brothers and sisters.   Once you have bagged your game,  bag that garbage!

See you in the Mountains!



edited due to a profanity report
« Last Edit: October 14, 2017, 02:25:35 PM by KFhunter »
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Re: Modern firearm garbage bag challenge!
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2017, 01:04:43 PM »
Too bad not everyone has that attitude of leaving it 'just a little better than how you found it.' I've picked up cans with the old pull-tab top on them just off of trails before, wondering how many people have seen this trash and just kept going?
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Re: Modern firearm garbage bag challenge!
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2017, 01:16:17 PM »
One of the places I like to go and 'hunt with the camera' after seasons are closed, had the PVC pipes and dump valves torn off from an RV in one of the bad sections of road. I threw it in the back of my truck and on the way out got stopped by a warden checking to see why I was in that area. When he looked in the back of the pickup he said, "you must have been back on such-and-such road judging from that pipe." I guess I'm a bit slow, but as I drove on out of there I actually got mad when I realized he had obviously driven right by that pipe mess multiple times without bothering to pick it up.
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Re: Modern firearm garbage bag challenge!
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2017, 01:28:18 PM »
Hi all!   First, a congrats and shout out to all the successful archery and muzzy hunter and all their friends and family who helped make it happen.
Second,  with all the comments and threads about sportsman like conduct and public perception,  I would humbly submit the following challenge to all my brothers and sisters of the woods:

Take yourself an extra garbage bag and fill it.  It could be that trash left in your camp when you arrive,  that water bottle in the trail four miles in,  or whatever other crap you may come across in your travels.  You did t pack it in,  but we, as the last hunt of the year, will pack it out.

Maybe even a photo of your bag with Hunting-Washington.com in the photo?    There is always gonna be "that guy(s)".  That leaves a shoddy camp to give all hunters a bad name to the Seattle tree-hugging crowd.  (See the Seattle times article on the poaching ring?)

What an outstanding idea!  :tup:

Making sure I have a few bags in my truck later in the week.  Avoiding the crowds this weekend.

So I humbly issue this challenge to all my fair chase, public land sportsmen brothers and sisters.   Once you have bagged your game,  bag that garbage!

See you in the Mountains!
« Last Edit: October 14, 2017, 02:26:00 PM by KFhunter »

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Re: Modern firearm garbage bag challenge!
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2017, 01:58:20 PM »
 :tup:
A huge "You are awesome!!!" to every hunter that participates in this great challenge.
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Re: Modern firearm garbage bag challenge!
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2017, 02:01:46 PM »
Hi all!   First, a congrats and shout out to all the successful archery and muzzy hunter and all their friends and family who helped make it happen.
Second,  with all the comments and threads about sportsman like conduct and public perception,  I would humbly submit the following challenge to all my brothers and sisters of the woods:

Take yourself an extra garbage bag and fill it.  It could be that trash left in your camp when you arrive,  that water bottle in the trail four miles in,  or whatever other crap you may come across in your travels.  You did t pack it in,  but we, as the last hunt of the year, will pack it out.

Maybe even a photo of your bag with Hunting-Washington.com in the photo?    There is always gonna be "that guy(s)".  That leaves a shoddy camp to give all hunters a bad name to the Seattle tree-hugging crowd.  (See the Seattle times article on the poaching ring?)

So I humbly issue this challenge to all my fair chase, public land sportsmen brothers and sisters.   Once you have bagged your game,  bag that garbage!

See you in the Mountains!

Great idea!  :tup:
« Last Edit: October 14, 2017, 02:26:22 PM by KFhunter »
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Re: Modern firearm garbage bag challenge!
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2017, 02:25:18 PM »
One of the places I like to go and 'hunt with the camera' after seasons are closed, had the PVC pipes and dump valves torn off from an RV in one of the bad sections of road. I threw it in the back of my truck and on the way out got stopped by a warden checking to see why I was in that area. When he looked in the back of the pickup he said, "you must have been back on such-and-such road judging from that pipe." I guess I'm a bit slow, but as I drove on out of there I actually got mad when I realized he had obviously driven right by that pipe mess multiple times without bothering to pick it up.
they don't do anything but what's expected of them.  I Pick up trash in the woods all the time. It's one of the first things my dad taught me. Pack it in pack it out! Drives me nuts people that have no respect for what they have until it's gone! Great thread!
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Re: Modern firearm garbage bag challenge!
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2017, 04:54:57 PM »
Hi all!   First, a congrats and shout out to all the successful archery and muzzy hunter and all their friends and family who helped make it happen.
Second,  with all the comments and threads about sportsman like conduct and public perception,  I would humbly submit the following challenge to all my brothers and sisters of the woods:

Take yourself an extra garbage bag and fill it.  It could be that trash left in your camp when you arrive,  that water bottle in the trail four miles in,  or whatever other crap you may come across in your travels.  You did t pack it in,  but we, as the last hunt of the year, will pack it out.

Maybe even a photo of your bag with Hunting-Washington.com in the photo?    There is always gonna be "that guy(s)".  That leaves a shoddy camp to give all hunters a bad name to the Seattle tree-hugging crowd.  (See the Seattle times article on the poaching ring?)

So I humbly issue this challenge to all my fair chase, public land sportsmen brothers and sisters.   Once you have bagged your game,  bag that garbage!

See you in the Mountains!



edited due to a profanity report

Challenge excepted.  :tup:

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Re: Modern firearm garbage bag challenge!
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2017, 06:20:55 PM »
Great idea! To bad it has to be suggested tho. Been doing it for probably 40 years now just wish that everybody did it.


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Re: Modern firearm garbage bag challenge!
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2017, 06:04:18 AM »
We bet every year throughout the season who picks up the most junk/garbage in the woods every night when  we get back to the truck that  truck bed gets fuller and fuller . Everyone has to do there part

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Re: Modern firearm garbage bag challenge!
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2017, 08:06:48 AM »
We pick up trash all summer scouting and during season. We call it mountain karma. It works we shot two bulls during archery season.stop if ya see a can or bottle on the side of the road ya never know what grabbing that trash may lead you too. A fresh track or rub. Thanks to the OP for posting this as well.

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Re: Modern firearm garbage bag challenge!
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2017, 08:12:13 AM »
Challenge Accepted!

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Re: Modern firearm garbage bag challenge!
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2017, 08:22:00 AM »
I have never taken a beer into the woods but have brought countless empty cans/bottles out.  Seems to get worse every year though.
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Re: Modern firearm garbage bag challenge!
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2017, 08:25:35 AM »
Always do. Picked up literally Jeep loads of garbage this year, some with my daughter, some with Cab. Incidentally, if you pick it up on state land, your regional WDFW office may let you dump there or the local sheriff might, as well. If picking up in the NF, the local ranger/info center may let you dump there. We've had great luck with these requests.
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Re: Modern firearm garbage bag challenge!
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2017, 08:32:41 AM »
Had my best haul of the year yesterday. 2 tvs and microwave each with a bullet hole in them.

I should be able to pack out close to 100 lbs of trash on a day thru hike next week if the Weather is good. Going to hit hunting camps in the wilderness
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Re: Modern firearm garbage bag challenge!
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2017, 08:41:47 AM »
The PNW4WDA has pick up a mountain weekend.

I think the RMEF and MDF needs to team up with USFS, WDFW, DNR and timber companies along with hunters in picking up hunting camps weekend. The majority of the trash in the woods comes from hunters.
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Re: Modern firearm garbage bag challenge!
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2017, 08:46:38 AM »
I have never taken a beer into the woods but have brought countless empty cans/bottles out.  Seems to get worse every year though.

I missed a chance at an elk a few years back... I stepped over a can, then went fifteen or so yards back to get it, about fifty yards farther down the cat road, I heard elk coming and they crossed, and stopped just out of range.  Had I been thirty yards closer, I would have put an elk in the freezer that year.   :(

I did not see a single piece of garbage, or another hunter for that matter, on two pieces of State land that I hunted this year.

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Re: Modern firearm garbage bag challenge!
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2017, 09:49:18 AM »
been a pretty good year for us this year..  Did take out 6 mylar ballons and one water bottle in the woods, but otherwise not nearly as much as we've seen before.

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Re: Modern firearm garbage bag challenge!
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2017, 09:53:05 AM »
The PNW4WDA has pick up a mountain weekend.

I think the RMEF and MDF needs to team up with USFS, WDFW, DNR and timber companies along with hunters in picking up hunting camps weekend. The majority of the trash in the woods comes from hunters.

You know, that is an excellent idea.

Every year Fish & Game (not just WA, most states) have something like a "Free Fishing Weekend."  Same idea, but get the timber companies involved.  Have them open the gates for the weekend, and invite the public to come clean up the land.  "Clean Up the Woods Weekend."  I like it.
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Re: Modern firearm garbage bag challenge!
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2017, 10:03:31 AM »
Every year I pick up one pickup load full of garbage out on the Lt.   and haul it to the dump.   Sadly it doesnít take me long.  Once in awhile the kids and Iíll get an extra one together.   Iím excited to think there might be someone else out there doing the same.  Itís all volunteer and out of my own pocket and time.   I get a good feeling out of it and it teaches my kids something. Camp is always cleaner than when we got there.

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« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2017, 10:07:12 AM »
Where I hunt you donít see garbage left behind, or thrown from vehicles. The stuff you guys post about is crazy.  :dunno:
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Re: Modern firearm garbage bag challenge!
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2017, 10:59:01 AM »
We see more than we can pick up. It's ridiculous.
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Re: Modern firearm garbage bag challenge!
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2017, 08:58:57 PM »
I'm on board this is a great idea!!!

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Re: Modern firearm garbage bag challenge!
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2017, 12:03:48 PM »
Great idea, I adopted this habit a few years back when a favorite shooting area was getting out of hand. I think I spend more time cleaning it up than shooting there but that's ok.

 

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