As I sit writing this email I am having to listen to gun shot after
gun shot from the woods surrounding my home and property. Both I and
my wife bought some acreage (woods) in central Missouri 8 years ago.
I must say due to hunters and all the shooting we are sorry we ever
stayed in the state of Missouri.
We even were threatened at gun point by a convicted felon who came
on our property after shooting a deer. We warned him not to and he
pointed the gun at my wife and came and got the dear. He was only charged
with trespassing and he paid the fine with a rubber check. Later he
actually shot at my wife. We found out he was not suppose to even have
possession of a firearm but Missouri and even the ATF did nothing.
He is able to purchase a Missouri Deer hunting license and hunt!
This is not the worst of it to say the least as we have witnessed
many an illegal poaching and our reports go ignored. We have had
to post our property with signs and purple paint and still they trespass
with guns in there hands. We have bullet holes in trees right near
our house. And although there are laws all of them go un-enforced
Missouri, we even are told that "this is the country what do
More than once we literally listened as bullets ricochet from tree
to tree. Every year it turns into a war zone and terrorist zone with
no control or law enforcement in sight. Plus the fact of having to
witness these barbarians and savages kill and wound innocent animals.
Many a time wounded deer half alive come stumbling through by our home.
It is an abomination and a sin before Almighty God that people are
allowed to be so cruel and barbaric.
Hunting needs to be outlawed in the U.S. and this terrorism and senseless
killing stopped. I don't think much of a person who takes the life
of an innocent animal so lightly and cruelly. Some of these should
sit down and read the Scriptures concerning the humane treatment of
animals and their worth to the Lord.
Rev. C (name withheld by request)
Reply from Anne Muller
Dear Rev. C,
I'm so sorry that I have just picked this up. It seems that we get so
much hate mail that I don't often bother to check. However, I am thrilled
to receive this. We would like to publish it on our website and possibly
in our next issue of the Courier. Would that be all right. I don't want
to do anything to jeopardize your situation.
Reply from Rev. C. - 3 Dec 2004
Thank you for replying. Yes you surely may publish it, but may I ask
if you can to keep my name anonymous or Just Rev. C..
Since I wrote you this email (above) we have
had to endure yet another hunting season (deer). We are more than aware
the deer are in serious trouble in our area just by the fact that only
after 8 years we see very few deer if any in our woods except the few
who are fleeing from hunters who use tactics like taking 4 to 6 men and
standing in a line (Civil War Battlefield Style) and all shooting at
the same time. They did this only 800 feet from our house in the woods
2 weeks ago and bullets where ricocheting everywhere. Another big problem
in Missouri is the hunters who are drinking and intoxicated while hunting.
We have even had hunters set fire to the woods by our home (2 times last
year). I have stopped reporting these crimes to the authorities simply
because they do nothing with the reports.
Please feel free to call me if you have any questions, if I am not here
please leave a message and I will get back to you.