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americanlawn
11-18-2008, 07:55 PM
Anybody carry a shotgun or bow in your truck while doing yard work? Got one employee who does. Ducks, geese, deer, pheasants, turkeys, etc.

I have no prob with this (even though I will never kill an innocent animal again).

Anybody 'hunt' while working? Just curious.

Junior M
11-18-2008, 08:00 PM
We've taken fishing poles with us, but none of our jobs are out anywhere you would see deer or anything in the middle of the day, plus thats kinda wierd, what would you do, stop the bobcat, pull up shoot the deer, and then keep on grading? thats kinda wierd, and I think some of our customers would frown upon that...

jsw2008
11-18-2008, 08:05 PM
I have a customer who asked me to shoot squirrels out of her pecan trees when I mow. I carry a break barrel pellet rifle in the truck and when I stop for a break if I see any squirrels I take care of them. This time of year I usually have my deer rifle in the truck, but I've never used it while working. I also always carry my fishing stuff with me. You never know when you may need it.

lawn_guy
11-18-2008, 09:39 PM
I had an employee whip out his bow and drop a deer at my shop last week after work. He agreed to bring us all some deer sausage soon.

White Gardens
11-18-2008, 10:08 PM
I wouldn't let any of my employees carry any sort of hunting equipment with them, on the clock, that could potentially turn into a weapon.

I can see it now---- , crackhead takes the rifle out of the truck, shots himself, and sues me over it.

The whole idea screams liability suit/claim.

Groomer
11-18-2008, 10:41 PM
my guys always carry, you never know, a big buck pops out, 10 pointer, BANG! Heck, I let 'em shoot from the truck, a drive by is a drive by, right? Squirrel, rabbit, possum are all fair game, gotta love huntin' at work!

PHS
11-19-2008, 05:24 AM
Just about every question posted on here has already been asked 50 times but this question is probably a first :). I don't think I would let employees carry guns in the truck at work. The risk/benefit for that isn't very good. The only time I've carried a gun at work is if I'm leaving straight for the camp after work.

Fishing poles are different, I usually have one in the truck so I don't have to go home first after work. I have a PVC rod tube attached to the lumber rack to easily carry long fly or surf rods.

AI Inc
11-19-2008, 05:33 AM
I live in NH , but I work in Massachusetts wich is very Democratic, very anti gun , very anti hunting. From august till October I see deer almost every day there.
I dont even let my customers know I hunt for fear of losing the customer.
When Im in NH there is always a handgun or a rifle in the truck.

jd75760
11-19-2008, 09:14 AM
There is a huge difference between killing something and "hunting".

prizeprop
11-19-2008, 04:31 PM
Saw the biggest buck in my life riding the z. I wish I at least had a camera.

Sammy
11-20-2008, 12:51 AM
my guys always carry, you never know, a big buck pops out, 10 pointer, BANG! Heck, I let 'em shoot from the truck, a drive by is a drive by, right? Squirrel, rabbit, possum are all fair game, gotta love huntin' at work!

Up here the DNR calls that poaching.
Please stay in Ohio with your toys.

Groomer
11-20-2008, 09:14 AM
Jeez you guys, my post was a joke! No weapons at work, ever, period. I don't care if your leaving for an elk hunt in wyoming, never had a weapon in my truck, never will.

txgrassguy
11-21-2008, 07:38 AM
First of all, I carry several rifles in my truck depending upon time of year.
There is always a .22 semi-auto for critter control. Armadillos, squirrels, feral cats and dogs, raccoons.
This time of year I usually have a scoped 30-06 as I hunt either on the way into the maintenance building or on the way home.
My crews have never asked for permission to carry a weapon with them but if they did I would address requests individually.

americanlawn
11-21-2008, 07:46 PM
I got eight applicators -- two are avid hunters (bow, shotgun, hand gun). So I have no prob with these two guys carrying their "weapons of choice" in their work trucks (seasonal). They are licensed and very experienced. (my brother always carries a shotgun while combining corn & soybeans).

I used to hunt pheasants when I was young, but I've gotten on the "save the animals" bandwagon. Yet I respect hunters.

M____ & I saw a ten point buck today, but it was in the "forbidden zone" (inside city limits) .....plus we had no gun. :cry:

Glad to hear this topic had never been brought up before..........that's probably why lawnsite moderators put up with me. :laugh:

JosephLawnCare
11-21-2008, 08:53 PM
Up here the DNR calls that poaching.
Please stay in Ohio with your toys.

Speaking of toys, you southern michigan guys are going to look like toys tommorrow starting at 12:00 p.m. Oh yea, go Bucks!:cool2:

dura to the max
11-21-2008, 09:39 PM
i always have at least one gun w/ me...never shot one while working though

44DCNF
11-22-2008, 01:55 PM
Hunting while working? Next thing you know, your guys will be taking off early, before work is finished, to go hunting. (in jest and in referrence to another thread)

dura to the max
11-22-2008, 02:03 PM
Hunting while working? Next thing you know, your guys will be taking off early, before work is finished, to go hunting. (in jest and in referrence to another thread)

hey now...i started that thread and i dang sure do schedule work around hunting this time of year.

44DCNF
11-22-2008, 02:30 PM
I was referring to this (http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=253414) thread of American's. Is it safe to assume one of the employees mentioned is the one bringing the bow to work?

However, you do have the solution. Schedule the work around the hunting/gathering.

Sammy
11-23-2008, 01:34 AM
............... (my brother always carries a shotgun while combining corn & soybeans)...............


I heard of a guy that lost his combine because he shot at a deer from the platform of his combine. DNR impounded it.