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Hunter calls editorial cartoon a 'cheap shot'
To the editor:
The cartoon published in the Dec. 11 edition of The Oldham Era had great graphics and a catchy lyric, but otherwise was a message of misinformation about the safety and ethics of hunters. As a law abiding hunter, I felt the cartoon to be in poor taste in portraying hunters as trigger-happy hooligans who endanger the public and residents with “deer hunt volleys.” Especially misleading was the closing panel depicting a person in the cross hairs of what is alleged to be a hunter’s rifle. If the artist depicting this cartoon isn’t a local resident, your decision to publish his misleading comic was a poor decision financially and editorially. If the artist is a local resident, then there is even more concern. When was this person’s life endangered by a hunter...where was the news story? There was none, of course. The majority of hunters take great care to only discharge a weapon at game according to the laws of the state and with regard to safety foremost in mind. The fact remains that we are in a rural area, and the sound of gunshots represents no danger to residents. Previous writers have made the point well that hunters help Oldham County residents by lawfully taking game and reducing the deer population. The only poor shot in the comic was the artist himself, taking a cheap shot at all law abiding hunters in our area.
Lynn Traylor, La Grange