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September 29, 2010
Gayne's Open Letter to Vladimir Putin - 9

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin,

On August 26, 2010 I posted a column on Outdoor Life magazine’s website entitled Gayne Has Putin On His List. You can read the piece here.

The column detailed my admiration for your adventurous lifestyle, mainly your fishing and aid in wildlife research. I am especially impressed with your assisting with a sedated polar bear and tagging a gray whale with a crossbow. I sent a copy of this article to you through the Ministry of Forgeign Affairs of the Russian Federation on Sept. 9 but have yet to hear from you. This is certainly understandable given your duties and schedule.

I write to you now to again state my admiration for your exploits and to ask if I may accompany you on your next adventure. I have long been interested in the outdoor sports in Russian history, going back to the days of the Czars. One of my favorite hunt stories involves a young Russian named George Kramarenko taking a snow sheep in Kamchatka in the summer of 1918. In a move that sounds like something that would happen to me, Kramarenko tries to dry his wet clothes over a roaring campfire only to watch them become engulfed in flames.

While historic tales such as these are entertaining, I believe there are a vast number of hunters in the United States - and around the globe for that matter - who would relish the chance to discover hunting and fishing in today’s Russia through a series of articles involving you. I believe the last leader to do such a thing in my country was former President Theodore Roosevelt, who detailed his 1910 African safari in newspapers across the country. Whereas he had an audience limited to print circulation, I write for the endless readership of the World Wide Web. Not only would a series of articles detailing my excursion with you promote sporting opportunities in Russia to outsiders, but would provide interesting insight into who you are as an outdoorsman.

I, as well as the readers of Outdoor Life look forward to hearing from you considering this endeavor.

Best,

Gayne C. Young

______________________
Y’all think I’ll get invited on a hunt?

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from DSTAR wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

Hey Gayne -
if you make it through please take me with you. I am certified English-Russian translator located in LA, a good photographer with PhD in optics and a decent fisherman. I voted for Vladimir many times from US and share your thoughts. Teeming up will boost your chance.
Will pay for your ticket to Moscow and back!
Dmitry

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from DIRTBALL2 wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

I think I could safely state that Gayne's chance's would be about the same as a snowball in Hell!

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from Orange Grove wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

Why does gayne attract so much spam?

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from www.dropjhook.com wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

thing is you have a better chance that Putin is willing to take you hunting, even better chance then if you asked our own acting current commander & chief.

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from HawkEye wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

Good Luck with that. Just try not to catch your clothes on fire.

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from s.f.wilson wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

a bear hunt would be sweet. let us know if he contacts you

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from crazy canuck wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

Maybe you'll get to go on a hunt for giant moose in Kamchatka.

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from Horn of the Hunter wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

good stuff gayne. wish we had an activly hunting president. guess the last one was bush Sr.

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from Orange Grove wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

Hope he takes you on a bear hunt gayne. I'd like reading that one

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from Horn of the Hunter wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

good stuff gayne. wish we had an activly hunting president. guess the last one was bush Sr.

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from crazy canuck wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

Maybe you'll get to go on a hunt for giant moose in Kamchatka.

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from s.f.wilson wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

a bear hunt would be sweet. let us know if he contacts you

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from Orange Grove wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

Hope he takes you on a bear hunt gayne. I'd like reading that one

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from HawkEye wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

Good Luck with that. Just try not to catch your clothes on fire.

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from www.dropjhook.com wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

thing is you have a better chance that Putin is willing to take you hunting, even better chance then if you asked our own acting current commander & chief.

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from Orange Grove wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

Why does gayne attract so much spam?

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from DIRTBALL2 wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

I think I could safely state that Gayne's chance's would be about the same as a snowball in Hell!

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from DSTAR wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

Hey Gayne -
if you make it through please take me with you. I am certified English-Russian translator located in LA, a good photographer with PhD in optics and a decent fisherman. I voted for Vladimir many times from US and share your thoughts. Teeming up will boost your chance.
Will pay for your ticket to Moscow and back!
Dmitry

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