A bowl of raspberries (rotten, I hope) to anyone who does not leave a gate on range, the way he found it.
The last gate that was left open on our range let a large bunch of cattle out. Getting them back where they belong involved air surveillance to find them, erection of temporary corrals to pen them, then hauling them back to where they belong.
There is always the added possibility of the cattle getting on the highway. Unfortunately, this gate opening happens all too often. One of the big privileges living here is that we can enjoy the outdoors and I am happy when people take advantage of that privilege.
However, I don’t believe that the general public realizes just how important it is that gates be left as they were found. I know that I speak for the whole ranching community when I beg people to please leave gates as they find them. The courtesy would be greatly appreciated.