Re: 'Murica never ceases...
"Same for fishing, though that doesn't seem to evoke the same sort of sentiments against the practice as hunting even though they seem morally equivalent to me."
Apart from flying helicopters in otherwise peaceful places, anglers generally are not much hassle when you're sharing their space in the great outdoors.
Hunters, and I'm going with the responsible ones here, hopefully mean that you just have to wear blaze and you hear the odd shot. I'm not too bothered, some people are freaked out by gunshots. I guess you could kill a person with a fishing pole, but someone carrying a long gun looks like a soldier to many people.
Dangerous idiots with guns, like these clowns, deserve all the punishment they can get.
I've been camping with shooters nearby lamping. Shining a light around, shooting at anything that reflects the light. Not safe, no idea if it was in season.
What would the advice be? I hear tell of having a gun for self defence, but I'm not sure I'd be comfortable firing a long gun at another person if they were just being dangerous, and not actually trying to kill me. Shining a light might get me shot at, which I'm not keen on.
Rather boringly what I did was call the cops and DoC (it was public land managed by them), then dug a shallow trench and cowered in my sleeping bag in it.
All for hunting by people who know what their doing. Bring the hammer down on those that aren't, they're a public menace.