Anti-hunters in Washington state attempted to disrupt the waterfowl season opener at the Crescent Lake Wildlife Area south of Monroe last October. They brought along a seven-foot-tall yellow duck decoy, clarinets and shotguns-which they fired in a steady barrage-to prevent legitimate hunters from taking any ducks. Did their plan work? Not exactly. Migrating ducks hadn’t shown yet because of the mild weather and neither had the duck hunters. The antis did, however, put on a magnificent display of unsafe gun handling by peppering a number of pheasant hunters in a nearby field with shot.
As for looking like fools: Mission accomplished.