Your Unauthorized Guide to the Golden Age of National Lampoon Magazine

66. “Take a Kid Hunting” Cartoon

December 22, 2003

Q: Do you recall a cartoon in an early ’70s NL where a father takes his son hunting, they slaughter hundreds of ducks, the father abuses the son, and then in the morning shoots himself? Was this in the NL? What issue?

A: You know, that sounds more like Field & Stream to me, but it was National Lampoon. It was called “Trespassers Will Be Violated” by Doug Kenney and appeared in the August 1975 (Justice) issue. (Thanks to Steve Orr for the tip.)


This describes a story by Doug Kenney entitled "Trespassers Will Be Violated." It was one of the last pieces that he did for the magazine. I don't have my collection any more, but it seems like it appeared in the "Justice" issue in 1976 (possibly August).

—Steve Orr

January 4, 2004 9:27 pm

Close. It was the August 1975 (Justice) issue. Thanks for the help, Steve.


January 5, 2004 4:16 pm

Does anyone know where I could find a copy of that article. I read it way back then and my coworkers want to see it.


March 26, 2004 5:37 pm

Rob- If you just want to see a scanned copy of the article, post your e-mail address and I'll see if I can send it to you.

—Steve Orr

April 3, 2004 2:21 am

Hi - can I get a copy of the story somewhere ? - a scan would do. I had the issue and a brother threw it out. That's what brothers do - even in Australia (where I am ) !

—bob hill

July 26, 2004 6:02 am

please send me a copy of it! i need to read about how the boy had nightmares about empty cans of sterno.


April 8, 2005 9:41 am

Could you please scan and forward a copy of the article "Trespassers Will Be Violated" to me? Thanks Very Much!


December 6, 2010 1:58 pm

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