I Won! Finally Someone Listened To Me

@andriaperry (35592)
Anniston, Alabama
January 13, 2018 6:11pm CST
After two years of hunting season and calling the police and game wardens, I won! Last Thursday my life was interrupted again by gun shots, a shotgun, and I got no help from the police or game warden. Friday was my mission to find help. I went to city hall, I know that sounds silly but this is where I started, then I was sent to the chief of police, from there I went to the county records office. Now I knew all my rights. Last I drove to the headquarters of the fish and game and I got in touch with the supervisor, to file a complaint against the officer than was not doing his job. Last night the supervisor called and asked to come today, I agreed. When he arrived I showed him my maps and a list of the people who I talked with yesterday. I gave him a copy. Since Tony is not able to walk the property today I took the head man on a walk to where the problem is happening. I showed him fresh tracks from someone being in that area today. He seen all of my no hunting and no trespassing signs. Once we reached the area he began to collect evidence. He told me to wait right here, on my side of the mashed down fence, and he walked the land on the other side, collected more evidence. We got back to the house and he went over what he can and can`t do. His plan was to talk to them and then to the police. And come back. I reminded him that if the locals won`t help I will go to the Governor, this will stop. When he asked how did I want this resolved I said "I just want them to leave us alone, stop shooting up my stuff, I hate for the kid to go to jail but it has to stop." A couple hours passed and he came back, in tow was the game warden that did not do his job. When Tony asked " who is that with you?" the guy said his name and I added " he is the one we have been arguing on the phone with." That guy never spoke again. The supervisor told me it was over, they would not be hunting that land anymore. I am sure when he told the parents they are responsible for their teenage sons behavior that stopped it plus the knowledge that its a felony punishable with jail time and lost rights to ever own a gun again. When I asked about the police he said they were on the way there now. So at this moment, I am relived that this hunting/ shooting/ bull is over. Thank God! I have always had faith in the legal system and I reckon the attorney in me knew what I had to do, beat on doors and gather information. And that is why I have been away and tight lipped for a few day. I had to get`er done! How was your Saturday?
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@UncleJoe (8983)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
14 Jan
If that doesn't take care of the problem there is a YouTube video on how to camouflage bear traps.
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@andriaperry (35592)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Jan
I am sure I fix the probelm.
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@JudyEv (103368)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
That is great news. And the absolute right way to go about getting a permanent solution.
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@andriaperry (35592)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Jan
When I was in my 20`s I wanted to be an attorney so back but never went for it, but I did buy the text books and I read them, I am better doing wills and estates. People used to ask me legal questions and would get mad when I would grill them, I would just smile and tell them that is exactly what the police would do, get your proof then go. I think I allowed it for this long because I am tired and worried with Tony so I trusted the locals and that was my mistake.
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@kobesbuddy (23353)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Jan
We had a nice day. I can't believe the game warden and the local police hadn't acted upon this shooting! It's a violation, against the law, and being committed on private property. What more evidence did those men need? At least this garbage is coming to an end, the best part about it!
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@andriaperry (35592)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Jan
I thank God! I just hope they keep their word.
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@shaggin (29374)
• United States
14 Jan
I really hope it is all over now. I am glad someone finally listened to you and took action. I am always so scared of retaliation so I tolerate as much as possible but I know you did the right thing.
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@andriaperry (35592)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Jan
That is why I went to 4 places and left the names of the people who was doing this to me.
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@Deepizzaguy (8317)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
14 Jan
A good day for writing stories of heroism on this site and Virily.com I will probably have to buy a new printer since my Canon printer does not print any images from the computer or a piece of paper since it claims it is not plugged to the computer or the paper is empty.
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@andriaperry (35592)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Jan
Damn straight it is! I almost broke my arm patting myself on the back
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@Mshafeeq (428)
• Bangalore, India
14 Jan
@andriaperry haha.. lol
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• Lake Charles, Louisiana
14 Jan
@Mshafeeq That was a good one from my part.
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
14 Jan
I am so pleased you finally sorted it out. I know how worried you were. I had a bit of retail therapy today.
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@andriaperry (35592)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Jan
I am about to break down and just go spending crazy!
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
14 Jan
@andriaperry I don't blame you. have a great time with it.
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@Mshafeeq (428)
• Bangalore, India
14 Jan
That is great news. And the absolutely right way to get the solution. Hope they keep their word though.
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@andriaperry (35592)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Jan
Me too.
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@Srbageldog (6454)
• United States
14 Jan
Way to go! I really hope it's over for good now.
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@andriaperry (35592)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Jan
Me too!
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@Tampa_girl7 (22128)
• United States
14 Jan
That is great news I know that you feel so relieved.
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@andriaperry (35592)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Jan
Yes I do!
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@jstory07 (59609)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Jan
After all that it sounds like there will be no more hunting on your land.
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@andriaperry (35592)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Jan
Not just my land but the land that joins mine.
@GardenGerty (92150)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Jan
My day was good, but I hope they do not find some other way to get back at you. I hope your protect your animals and they do not get poisoned and I hope many other things for your safety.
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@andriaperry (35592)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Jan
I have so much documented and so many officers of law with evidence on hand they will be stupid. My dogs are in their fenced area. EDIT: I am sue that he got through to them, because of one mans name, that made the whole thing change.
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@TRBRocks420 (64187)
• Banks, Oregon
14 Jan
Glad to hear it all worked out.
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@andriaperry (35592)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Jan
Its a huge relief.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
14 Jan
I am glad that it is resolved. Thank goodness somebody took their job seriously.
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@andriaperry (35592)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Jan
I am glad too! But I had to go to the top to get anything done.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
14 Jan
@andriaperry That's what I had to do last week at work,when I found something that I KNEW was being done the wrong way. I went straight to the district manager and was like this is not right and I wanted you to know what was going on. And it actually got something accomplished.
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@andriaperry (35592)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Jan
@thislittlepennyearns Sometimes you have too.
@Madshadi (6963)
• Brussels, Belgium
14 Jan
I can’t believe you had to contact all those people to have it done. One phone call should’ve been enough to make them do their job
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@andriaperry (35592)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Jan
Should have yes. Seems some people are friends with certain people so the " crazy woman" that lives here is ignored. Crazy aint got nothing to do with stupid and I am far from stupid and I most certainly know that I have rights when I am reading the book the state gives out with what is illegal to do as far as hunting.
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@Madshadi (6963)
• Brussels, Belgium
14 Jan
It’s important to know you rights and be determined when dealing with corrupt officials
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@andriaperry (35592)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Jan
@Madshadi I agree.
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@snowy22315 (35960)
• United States
14 Jan
Good for you! Sometimes you need to do what needs to be done to solve a problem. Around here it is popular to get the media involved if people can't resolve a problem. Local agencies who don't want to be embarassed..find a way to resolve issues it seems when their customers show up on TV.
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@andriaperry (35592)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Jan
Actually that was next if this continued.
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@snowy22315 (35960)
• United States
14 Jan
@andriaperry I don't blame you!
@tmosby (136)
14 Jan
Great to hear that. Now you can have some Champagne and relax.
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@andriaperry (35592)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Jan
How about a cup of coffee and relax?
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@tmosby (136)
14 Jan
@andriaperry Sure. That too will work.
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@Ithink (7697)
• United States
14 Jan
So glad someone finally did something for you that was positive! Hubby worked so we did a little school work. Tomorrow I'm doing a me day, I will probably still clean as I rather enjoy it but will do what I want when I want. Just down time is what I feel I need right now.
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@andriaperry (35592)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Jan
I know what you mean, I would like a day of nothing but seems I always have to do something.
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@Ithink (7697)
• United States
14h
@andriaperry Yes I still did a lot, just at a slower pace. Was a good day still.
@hostessman (7520)
• Tucson, Arizona
15 Jan
hear ye hear ye,, get out of the way of any woman who is on a mission.....well done lovely lady
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@andriaperry (35592)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Jan
Thank you, thank you very much!
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@Butchcass4 (5818)
• United States
14 Jan
Good for you, I'm glad you stuck it out and got results! Some things take a lot of work to get results as you are well aware of. I had issues with utility companies that I have had to go rounds with. I will be more specific in a discussion.
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@andriaperry (35592)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Jan
I look forward to read it.
@sjvg1976 (15613)
• Delhi, India
14 Jan
My Saturday was a normal day. Glad to know that now you will get rid of this hunting/shooting.
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@andriaperry (35592)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Jan
Me too. Its a huge relief.
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