Reply To: Been shot at?


Not at me but this spring here in north Idaho on USFS land some 20 somethings were target shooting on a a gated road that was not safe to do so. A young family had just parked and was walking up the road when the bunch pulled in seeing my truck and the families vehicle already there and having no way to know where we were. I could here the shots as I was returning to my truck when I saw the family. They were a little concerned about the shooting as was I. When I approached the last bend before the straight stretch to the gate I slowed and peered around to see what I was dealing with. As they were not shooting at the moment I hollered at them that people are on the road. I felt it was safe to continue so I rose towards them and the gate. When I got up to them I sternly but politely told them there was a young family up the road, this wasn’t a safe place to shoot and no backstop, etc. The group was fine and was going to quit and find somewhere else but this one young punk decided to argue with me. Well now I’m a 54 year old high school teacher and former football coach and I went into old man is now pissed mode! No my voice is no longer “polite” and I told the little so and so to find somewhere else, this isn’t safe and I will be contacting the sheriff. The eyes of the other youngins’ eyes bugged out a little and “mouth” finally shut up. I got back to my truck, took pictures of their vehicle and license plate and was about to call the sheriff when here they come, piled into their car and went searching for a better place. Problem solved. Oh, I guess it might have helped that I carry my .44 mag revolver in a chest holster when in the the woods no matter what I’m doing! I’m sure that got their attention as well!