Pssttt … No Texting and Deer Hunting

We know texting and driving is terrible, but what about texting and hunting?

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism officials have reminded hunters recently that it is a violation of a game law to exchange information with another person about the location or movement of deer or game animals while hunting.

The department says it’s illegal, by law, to use two-way radios to relay information during hunting about animal movements that could help a hunter kill that animal. This includes other mechanical devices including cell phones and texting, the officials say.

How this is enforceable is a key question, though. Perhaps it could be something used in an investigation into wildlife violations, poaching, or trespassing? Maybe so.

In any case, watch those textin’ fingers.

— Alan Clemons, Managing Editor