View Poll Results: Should felons be able to hunt in Utah?

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  • Yes, any felon who has served their time should be able to.

    14 17.72%
  • Yes, if crime was non-violent, non-weapon related

    37 46.84%
  • No

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    Should felons be able to bowhunt Utah?

    In most states felons can bowhunt, not Utah however.

    Martha Stewart can't own a gun, what her crime has to do with guns/violence is beyond me, and why she wouldn't be allowed to bowhunt Utah doesn't make much sense if you ask me.
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    Martha Stewart Hunts!? How come I don't see camo pattern bedsheets, and a recipe book specifically for wild game??


    J/K....Common sense tells me if they have aleady paid there debt to society and don't have a history for violence there should be no problem.

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    I definitely think that as long as the crime is not violence related and they did their time, they should be able to bowhunt. I would love to bowhunt with Martha Stewart, I'd bring the drinks if she brought the snacks!! yummmm.. Could you imagine eating a 5 layer chocolate cake with raspberries so lightly baked in and some sort of truffles on top and fudge melted over everything.. Beats the heck out of the stale jerky I usually take.

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    I don't think I am going to spend too much time worrying about the hunting rights of felons.

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    Hunting is a privilege, everyone knows the consequences of a felony before its committed, should take away as many right and privileges as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purebowhunting View Post
    Hunting is a privilege, everyone knows the consequences of a felony before its committed, should take away as many right and privileges as possible.
    Oooo!! Good point!! Maybe I should think with my brain instead of my stomach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitterroot Bulls View Post
    I don't think I am going to spend too much time worrying about the hunting rights of felons.
    I'm with you Bitterroot Bulls. I don't want to seem insensitive to felons but I kind of see it as, when you screw up that bad, you lose some rights.

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    I'm surprised there is this many posts on this topic....

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    I have mixed feelings on the topic. I know a guy in his 30s that hung out with the wrong people and made some bad decisions when he was 18 (burglary, grand theft). He did his time and paid his fines and now is a hard working law abiding citizen. Works 40 hours a week and hasnt had a run in with the law since. He still cant possess or a hunt with a firearm, and apparently cant hunt in utah with a bow either. The point is some people do screw up and do stupid things and pay for it, and they learn from it, thats the point of the criminal justice system (even though it doesnt seem like it all of the time)

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    The only problem I have with felons being able to bowhunt and NOT rifle hunt is that here in Oregon at least is forces all ex-felons become bowhunters. I see where there could be some potential for that to be a problem. Most people are good and will try and change and stop breaking laws but a small percentage will not and they will be breaking laws as archery hunters and consequently give us all a bad rap. Of course the reality is a lot of those lifetime criminals will just poach without even trying to pretend to be a legit hunter so I may be making more of it than need be.

 

 

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