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that is a trophy elk
Have lived in Marquette for 15 years but will relocate soon. Was a great town but now dominated by local university (with zero academic credentials) and too many students from urban areas (Chicago, etc.) that see us rural folks as "easy pickins." Sexual assaults and property crimes now exceed the national average. Still, though, a good area to visit and shop.
This is one of the great pieces you have done to facilitate the town's chamber of commerce in getting their town exposed for more growth and business expansion. I doubt that the local outdoorsmen were very excited to find you exposing their treasure and placing them on the map. Down the road they will be competing for rocks to stand on when the steelhead and salmon runs are in full swing. They'll also be looking for new places to hunt when they find their old haunt invaded by strangers. I know this from my own experience that this is a heavy personal price one pays for progress. Once the big money shows up, they'll buy your old haunts that you've hunted forever and privatize them. Then it's "Say-la-vee!"
Well written with a lot of good information for a sportsman to consider if he/she is looking to relocate.
Nice Pictures don't think i'll be moving anytime soon though
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