October 9, 2020

Farmers and hunters don't have to be enemies

Topic: Leadership

by Pete Hanebutt, NDFB Director of Public Policy

As a hunter, and a third generation Farm Bureau guy, I’ve always balanced the enjoyment of my outdoor hobby with a healthy respect for private property rights. Our family has been trespassed upon by hunters who lacked permission, and I’ve found myself unintentionally on the wrong side of a property line. In my defense, I was being “guided” by the neighboring landowner and the event made for some unneighborly relations. In my families’ situation, our property which was some distance from our home, was constantly invaded by non-permitted trespassing hunters.

America has a long history honoring private property rights and has a rich tradition of hunting heritage. The two issues sometime come in conflict in North Dakota...

Read the rest of Pete's post on My NDFB Life.