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The Biggest Threats to Your Hunting and Fishing

The Biggest Threats to Your Hunting and Fishing

As long as there are sportsmen and women in the field and on the water, our hunting and fishing rights will be safe. Know your enemy.
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from jamesti wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

so we should keep our kids from participation in organized sports? not sure i agree with that.

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from Casey Walker wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

Organized sports are not the blame. There numbers are down too. Its parents using these things to babysit their kids instead of spending time with them. We offer football, baseball, basketball, Wrestling, trap and bb gun sports to the kids in our area and we try to work with each other instead of compete for the kids time. Hunt and play with your kids instead of hunt for them and pay for them.

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from brandeninmaine wrote 3 years 47 weeks ago

i would strongly agree with the video games and the working too much. i work 10hrs a day 5 days a week thats a normal work week. im only able to hunt on saturday (sunday hunting in maine is illegal) that means i hunt 7 days out of the actual deer season. video games? i love seeing kids at the hunters breakfast on opening day that helps our sport tremendously when we get kids involved. i dont have kids yet but when i do they aint gettin no video games. as for obama well i suppose ill keep my opinions to myself i have nothing good to say about that "man"

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from Klxiii wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

This was is a great list and I while I was surprised at some of the threats, after reading the explination, I can't fault your reasoning. I would have to add one threat to this list which is the growing number gun crimes - or at least our media's fixation on them. Everytime some nut shoots up his workplace, a church or his family, it gives a lot of leverage to the anti-gun movement. Not that I mind hunting with my bow - but I for one don't want to lose my guns as a result of the actions of a bunch of lunatics.

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from pjmdy wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

Correction - Re #9. PETA has a horrific track record of cruelty to animals, killing off as many as 90% plus of "rescued" animals. They play on celebrities' sympathies for homeless animals and pretend to be caring. Follow this link for further info: http://www.nokillnow.com/index.htm.
pjmdy

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from pjmdy wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

Re #17. PETA has a horrific track record of cruelty to animals, killing off as many as 90% plus of "rescued" animals. They play on celebrities' sympathies for homeless animals and pretend to be caring. Follow this link for further info: http://www.nokillnow.com/index.htm.

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from damo450 wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

TOO MUCH GEAR!!!! This is a real concern for me seeing so many young hunters watching the master marketers on the outdoor "hunting" shows. Case in point----Scent Lok----I have never owned any scent lok and always laughed when people told me to get some. What a crock, that the hunting public acutally buys into this. Same with trail cams. I know people who have actually timed down to the minute when they are going to shoot a certain buck. Fred Bear, Saxton Pope, Art Young, Grancel Fitz. These men are the real heros of the hunting community. Sorry Micheal Waddel, Bill Jordan, Lee and Tiffany, you dont even begin to qualify as hunters in my book. You are shooters and killers. But not hunters.

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from papajocu wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

PETA? WHAT'S WRONG WITH "PEOPLE EATING TASTY ANIMALS"????
It should be noted that the people who fund wildlife management are the sportspeople of the country who buy licesnses, permits and then help by harvesting what God has provided for us.
Some people are so short sighted that they don't realize what would happen to animal populations if there were no hunting and fishing.

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from Caswell wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

I'm happy in NC we seem to have fewer problems that this. The feral pig problem has been answered with an unlimited open season. The coyotes haven't affected the deer population yet and we have reasonable hunting seasons. In fact we just opened Sunday hunting season.

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from cjohnsrud wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

I'm not sure I have bought into the whole "global warming" pitch by Al Gore. I do believe that Earth is going through a climate change and has been for thousands of years. The last ice age was 20,000 years ago! The most well documented ice age dates back to some 630 million years ago! Scientists are just now figuring out that the earth's temp is rising?? I'm no rocket scientist, but come on.

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from Larry O Copenhaver wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

No 7 on pg 19 misleads us. Wyoming can't get a wolf hunt because of their own obstinance and poor management plan. MT and ID who developed good plans both had hunts until the last court decision. If they get their act together a wolf hunt is inevitable; have faith. Minnesota does need a hunt, however.

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from tovlogos wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

Climate Change is not the issue -- it ones of the symptoms of a badly managed planet. Both political parties are far from productive. Industrial waste has to be close to the top on the enemy list. There are things that have no human solutions, such as population growth; or the loss of habitat. That's where scientists and theologians can agree -- there is no way to sustain life on earth indefinitely under these circumstances. Of course it is theoretically possible; but the world is so viral and full of rage, people will never really come together. In conclusion, we will do our best to sustain life while we are not dropping dead from simply breathing this air; however the solution is greater than anything mankind can conger up. The solution is in the realm of divinity. We have to ask ourselves, why, historically, man's best efforts are doomed to failure.

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from Montanagyrene wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

As far as #19, is it POSSIBLE to have too much gear (just kidding, Dear-I haven't bought anything within the last 4 hours!!)...Seriously, green USED to be my favorite color, but Ms. Anderson (#17) kinda took the enjoyment out of that particular color...It may not make me any friends (maybe some enemies!!), but shouldn't PETA stand for 'Pinheads for EMOTIONAL Treatment of Animals'?

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from indianafan wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

DivineStrake: In all sincerity, I would really like to see some of this "irrefutable evidence" about climate change and its causes. I guess I'm pretty confused on the issue. Any links or references you could provide would be greatl appreciated. BTW, "State of Fear" by Michael Crichton is an interesting book. I know this is a fictional work, but he also employed "irrefutable evidence" while researching and writing it.

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from D.R. Hottell wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

just a thought on celebrity endorsements: why would anyone believe people that make their living lying? thats what acting is, isn't it? pretending to be someone you are not.

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from DivineStrake wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

indianafan, it's not 2000 anymore. In the past decade, mountains of irrefutable evidence of catastrophic climate change has piled up. There are scores of reputable climatologists warning us that we need to do something. Just because Al Gore is the face of global warming and you don't agree with his politics doesn't mean you need to keep your head buried in the sand re: this issue.

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from mesarich wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

It is my hope that a thousand years from now people still hunt and fish. I will do everything in my power to see thats how it is.

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from indianafan wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

Look, I'm no scientist, but just because Al Gore tells me something, that doesn't make it true. One moderate volcanic eruption spews more pollutants into the air than ALL of the pollution created by man for an entire year. I am certainly in favor of doing our best for clean water and air, but running around crying about how the sky is falling (climate change)won't fix anything; even it can be fixed...

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from papajocu wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

John Lockwood - Kuddos to you, you heart is in the right place. But if a person wants to hunt, that means they want to be out in the woods. I am completely paralyzed from the chest (boobs) down. Yet I still love to bow/rifle hunt, fish, camp and go trailing in the woods.
Last year I scouted an area, put put up a blind, shot a deer. Then field dressed it, hauled it to the top of a ridge, loaded it in my truck, hung it in the garage, skinned and processed the whole deer. All ON MY OWN - NO help from anyone.
Half the fun of the hunt was being out in the woods and shooting an animal from a webcam defeats all of that.
Here in Kansas we have guides that volunteer their time taking disabled people out in the woods to hunt. There was even a stroke victim who could only pull the trigger while the guide helped him hold the gun and aim.
I guess my point is, going on a hunt is going out in the woods and enjoying God's creation. So I have to say "Thanks, but NO thanks!"
Jon M Cunningham

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from jcarlin wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

#19 makes a good point, but I counter that my wife leaving me would more than quadruple my hunting and fishing time.

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from Dave wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

I don't understand why climate change is not on this list. It screws up migration patterns, seasonal shift dates, mortality of game - whether or not you want to bury your head about its cause, there is no doubt that real hunters should worry about CO2 buildup in the atmosphere and its effects. Or our grandkids'll be playing even more video games - to simulate hunting.

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from bbkabelitz wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

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Wow! Only 28 hours in front of tv over 6 years that is supprisingly little. I assume you mean per week?

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from DEAROLE wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

Where can I find the heat seeking broadhead?

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from danny61 wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

Vote wisely indeed! http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32431731/

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from papajocu wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

John Lockwood - Kuddos to you, you heart is in the right place. But if a person wants to hunt, that means they want to be out in the woods. I am completely paralyzed from the chest (boobs) down. Yet I still love to bow/rifle hunt, fish, camp and go trailing in the woods.
Last year I scouted an area, put put up a blind, shot a deer. Then field dressed it, hauled it to the top of a ridge, loaded it in my truck, hung it in the garage, skinned and processed the whole deer. All ON MY OWN - NO help from anyone.
Half the fun of the hunt was being out in the woods and shooting an animal from a webcam defeats all of that.
Here in Kansas we have guides that volunteer their time taking disabled people out in the woods to hunt. There was even a stroke victim who could only pull the trigger while the guide helped him hold the gun and aim.
I guess my point is, going on a hunt is going out in the woods and enjoying God's creation. So I have to say "Thanks, but NO thanks!"
Jon M Cunningham

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from danny61 wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

Vote wisely indeed! http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32431731/

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from bbkabelitz wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

16 Technology
Wow! Only 28 hours in front of tv over 6 years that is supprisingly little. I assume you mean per week?

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from jcarlin wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

#19 makes a good point, but I counter that my wife leaving me would more than quadruple my hunting and fishing time.

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from indianafan wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

Look, I'm no scientist, but just because Al Gore tells me something, that doesn't make it true. One moderate volcanic eruption spews more pollutants into the air than ALL of the pollution created by man for an entire year. I am certainly in favor of doing our best for clean water and air, but running around crying about how the sky is falling (climate change)won't fix anything; even it can be fixed...

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from mesarich wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

It is my hope that a thousand years from now people still hunt and fish. I will do everything in my power to see thats how it is.

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from D.R. Hottell wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

just a thought on celebrity endorsements: why would anyone believe people that make their living lying? thats what acting is, isn't it? pretending to be someone you are not.

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from indianafan wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

DivineStrake: In all sincerity, I would really like to see some of this "irrefutable evidence" about climate change and its causes. I guess I'm pretty confused on the issue. Any links or references you could provide would be greatl appreciated. BTW, "State of Fear" by Michael Crichton is an interesting book. I know this is a fictional work, but he also employed "irrefutable evidence" while researching and writing it.

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from Montanagyrene wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

As far as #19, is it POSSIBLE to have too much gear (just kidding, Dear-I haven't bought anything within the last 4 hours!!)...Seriously, green USED to be my favorite color, but Ms. Anderson (#17) kinda took the enjoyment out of that particular color...It may not make me any friends (maybe some enemies!!), but shouldn't PETA stand for 'Pinheads for EMOTIONAL Treatment of Animals'?

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from tovlogos wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

Climate Change is not the issue -- it ones of the symptoms of a badly managed planet. Both political parties are far from productive. Industrial waste has to be close to the top on the enemy list. There are things that have no human solutions, such as population growth; or the loss of habitat. That's where scientists and theologians can agree -- there is no way to sustain life on earth indefinitely under these circumstances. Of course it is theoretically possible; but the world is so viral and full of rage, people will never really come together. In conclusion, we will do our best to sustain life while we are not dropping dead from simply breathing this air; however the solution is greater than anything mankind can conger up. The solution is in the realm of divinity. We have to ask ourselves, why, historically, man's best efforts are doomed to failure.

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from Larry O Copenhaver wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

No 7 on pg 19 misleads us. Wyoming can't get a wolf hunt because of their own obstinance and poor management plan. MT and ID who developed good plans both had hunts until the last court decision. If they get their act together a wolf hunt is inevitable; have faith. Minnesota does need a hunt, however.

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from pjmdy wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

Correction - Re #9. PETA has a horrific track record of cruelty to animals, killing off as many as 90% plus of "rescued" animals. They play on celebrities' sympathies for homeless animals and pretend to be caring. Follow this link for further info: http://www.nokillnow.com/index.htm.
pjmdy

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

so we should keep our kids from participation in organized sports? not sure i agree with that.

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from DEAROLE wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

Where can I find the heat seeking broadhead?

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from papajocu wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

PETA? WHAT'S WRONG WITH "PEOPLE EATING TASTY ANIMALS"????
It should be noted that the people who fund wildlife management are the sportspeople of the country who buy licesnses, permits and then help by harvesting what God has provided for us.
Some people are so short sighted that they don't realize what would happen to animal populations if there were no hunting and fishing.

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from Klxiii wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

This was is a great list and I while I was surprised at some of the threats, after reading the explination, I can't fault your reasoning. I would have to add one threat to this list which is the growing number gun crimes - or at least our media's fixation on them. Everytime some nut shoots up his workplace, a church or his family, it gives a lot of leverage to the anti-gun movement. Not that I mind hunting with my bow - but I for one don't want to lose my guns as a result of the actions of a bunch of lunatics.

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from damo450 wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

TOO MUCH GEAR!!!! This is a real concern for me seeing so many young hunters watching the master marketers on the outdoor "hunting" shows. Case in point----Scent Lok----I have never owned any scent lok and always laughed when people told me to get some. What a crock, that the hunting public acutally buys into this. Same with trail cams. I know people who have actually timed down to the minute when they are going to shoot a certain buck. Fred Bear, Saxton Pope, Art Young, Grancel Fitz. These men are the real heros of the hunting community. Sorry Micheal Waddel, Bill Jordan, Lee and Tiffany, you dont even begin to qualify as hunters in my book. You are shooters and killers. But not hunters.

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from pjmdy wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

Re #17. PETA has a horrific track record of cruelty to animals, killing off as many as 90% plus of "rescued" animals. They play on celebrities' sympathies for homeless animals and pretend to be caring. Follow this link for further info: http://www.nokillnow.com/index.htm.

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from brandeninmaine wrote 3 years 47 weeks ago

i would strongly agree with the video games and the working too much. i work 10hrs a day 5 days a week thats a normal work week. im only able to hunt on saturday (sunday hunting in maine is illegal) that means i hunt 7 days out of the actual deer season. video games? i love seeing kids at the hunters breakfast on opening day that helps our sport tremendously when we get kids involved. i dont have kids yet but when i do they aint gettin no video games. as for obama well i suppose ill keep my opinions to myself i have nothing good to say about that "man"

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from Casey Walker wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

Organized sports are not the blame. There numbers are down too. Its parents using these things to babysit their kids instead of spending time with them. We offer football, baseball, basketball, Wrestling, trap and bb gun sports to the kids in our area and we try to work with each other instead of compete for the kids time. Hunt and play with your kids instead of hunt for them and pay for them.

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from cjohnsrud wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

I'm not sure I have bought into the whole "global warming" pitch by Al Gore. I do believe that Earth is going through a climate change and has been for thousands of years. The last ice age was 20,000 years ago! The most well documented ice age dates back to some 630 million years ago! Scientists are just now figuring out that the earth's temp is rising?? I'm no rocket scientist, but come on.

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from Caswell wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

I'm happy in NC we seem to have fewer problems that this. The feral pig problem has been answered with an unlimited open season. The coyotes haven't affected the deer population yet and we have reasonable hunting seasons. In fact we just opened Sunday hunting season.

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from DivineStrake wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

indianafan, it's not 2000 anymore. In the past decade, mountains of irrefutable evidence of catastrophic climate change has piled up. There are scores of reputable climatologists warning us that we need to do something. Just because Al Gore is the face of global warming and you don't agree with his politics doesn't mean you need to keep your head buried in the sand re: this issue.

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from Dave wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

I don't understand why climate change is not on this list. It screws up migration patterns, seasonal shift dates, mortality of game - whether or not you want to bury your head about its cause, there is no doubt that real hunters should worry about CO2 buildup in the atmosphere and its effects. Or our grandkids'll be playing even more video games - to simulate hunting.

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