With deer season in full swing, more and more hunters are transporting their gear in their vehicles. This fact is not lost on criminals. They know hunting equipment is expensive and can be sold for a lot of money.
It is pretty easy to spot a hunter driving to and from their hunting spot. Let’s face it we kind of stick out like a sore thumb. A lot of our trucks are covered in hunting decals along with other telltale signs of what we are transporting.
A recent incident just highlighted the danger posed by thieves. According to Fox 5 Atlanta, a truck with hunting decals and a wildlife license plate was broken into while parked at a gas station in Fayette County, Georgia. The owner was able to rush outside a chase off the would-be thieves before they got anything.
The local sheriff believes that it was the hunting-related decore on the truck that made it a target.
“It may say I’m a sportsman and there may be a weapon in that center console,” said Sheriff Barry Babb. “It is something we deal with on a regular basis.”
Hunters need to take heed and always do their best to be hard targets and not become victims.