Deer hunters in Kansas: texting the location of game not allowed

Deer hunters in Kansas: texting the location of game not allowed
Hunting is a big deal across the United States. Hunters of all skill levels enjoy pursuing their chosen prey, and deer hunting is probably the most popular.

If you happen to be a hunter in Kansas and you see a buck on the move toward a friend’s deer stand, you might be tempted to text your friend and let him know. Unfortunately, that is against the law in the state of Kansas, and the Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is reminding hunters of that fact.

The law has been around for a while and traces its origin to disallowing the use of two-way radios for communicating the location of game for the purposes of taking the animal. However, the text of the law specifically states, “a radio or other mechanical device” and that includes cell phones. Therefore, texting is considered the same as a phone call.

So, if you are up and about in the woods of Kansas on an early morning hunt and miss the shot, just let that game find your buddy on its own.

via: San Francisco Chronicle



11. DonkeySauce

Posts: 194; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Just download a deer hunting app and stay home in the warm house.... :)

9. jsdechavez

Posts: 818; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

..because that would be cheating.

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

better keep a shortwave instead

5. lonewolf2873

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Don't start with the PETA bulls**t. If its brown, its down. I can't see the validity of this law, unless there is an epidemic of groups of hunters doing this. Then it goes right along with pushing deer in groups to someone's stand, which is illegal here and many other states.

7. kdealltheway

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

Death to hunters :-*

13. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I like the way you think and I completely agree with you. I however would not be opposed to being protested by PETA considering their favorite way to protest is to have nude, attractive ladies hang around.

4. Android2627

Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Killing Innocent Animals is a Shame to Humanity every Animal loves to live like we do...

10. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

The natural order of thing. The pointless killing of a animal just to say you kill it or just to play with your gun is not needed...but the killing of a animal for it meat is fully justifiable. Now, about the topic, don't really see the point, but how would they enforce a law such as this?

12. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

There are actually important reasons to hunt. When humans enter an ecosystem, its capacity to support life changes. Deer are basically the bottom of most food chains for vertebrate mammals. If left unchecked, deer populations will explode, and there won't be enough cars to make roadkill out of them. This will make the populations of predators explode as well. Also, when there is a large population of prey (deer stay as far away from humans as possible) exists around human habitations, they will move into the human world in search of food which is becoming harder to find outside of it. The predators follow the prey. Where I live, the predators are rather scary. We have coyotes, alligators, boars, and even cougars (the big killer cat, not the old ladies) (we spotted a cougar literally 200 yd. from my house, I can show the picture). Without hunting in my area, these things would move closer to peoples houses, and they are already close enough. I am sure being attacked by a sounder of wild hogs (400 mean pounds of muscle, power, and sharp tusks) is not a realistic possibility in hippy rainbow land.

3. VictoriaBrownberry

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

In keeping with the spirit of the game I agree on the ban on text alerts. In addition, banning text alerts helps prevent the Tragedy of the Commons.

2. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

el oh el

1. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

Yeah first time Kansas has ever been written about on PA finally! REPRESENT!

8. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

And of course it is about a bunch of jackoffs in orange vests who need a text message to outsmart a deer.

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