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Alright. I'm not trying to be mean. Sorry if I offended anyone. There is that issue though deep down in everyones mind. Last year a friend I was hunting with was targeted by another hunter. The other hunter told us he almost shot. We were covered in orange. Safety and education is definately a huge issue with some I believe. That's why I'm choosing more secluded places this year. But I will say I'm not going to bad mouth anyone who participates in hunting or the defense thereof.

I don't think you offended anyone. What we find offensive is the loss of a way of life we know. Thats a pretty hard row to hoe! I wish I could afford to take a 30 day pack trip into some remote area of North America and hunt the way I read about as a kid, I can't. Not even sure its still available anywhere. a piece of who we were is gone and we've seen it change. The next generation will probably see it all as perfectly alright and acceptable. We are getting older aren't we? I'm glad to have lived in the age I did, wel thats not true. I think I was born 100yrs to late.

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Same here Don I totally agree with everything you said and yea I heard alot of those stories from my grandfather and other family members.Do I ever wish it was the same as then.

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Don Fischer wrote:
I think I was born 100yrs to late.

I have always thought that same thing Don!
What do you think that generation would think of how life is now?

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Theyd think we were nutz.

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I agree. Even I think we're nuts.

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Speaking of money. The topic of auctioning off extra tags for moose to raise money for Fish & Game came up this year. The starting price was to be something like $5k each. I don't know how many tags. Anyways, it didn't happen.

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redrider wrote:
Don Fischer wrote:
I think I was born 100yrs to late.

I have always thought that same thing Don!
What do you think that generation would think of how life is now?

If my Grandfather were alive today, he'd be outraged that we kill for sport.

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I know that anything shot in a unfaor hase situation is NOT allowed to be entered in the books except for SCI but how many animals do mostly WT's do think go in these books even though killed in a enclosure I am sure the number is higher than you think.

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Personnally, I like the age in which I live.

People a hundred years ago faced the same issues we face today - this generation doesn't appreciate or respect (fill in the blank).

I like where I am today because unlike a hundred years ago, I have leisure time to hunt, shoot, vacation and so on. I don't have to worry that a crop won't come in and my family will starve or work long hours in unsafe factory conditions.

And, if I want, I can take a vacation and rough it with none of today's luxuries coming back to my easy life when I want. Or, I can sit here at my computer, coffee in hand, and have a dialogue with interesting people from around the world.

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You know, I think the traditional hunt isn't completely lost yet. Yes, as a nation we seem to be wavering towards this hi-tech sporty venture and trophy madness, but deep down inside I feel everyone just wants to feel that sense of tradition. Look at how blackpowder has made an incredible name for itself. Even with much more advanced tools of the trade. That tells me people want that heritage. My goal is to raise my boys with a good solid week of hunting when they are older. To have a cabin would be a dream, but I'd settle for a tent or used camper. Hopefully as they grow older, they'll invite freinds and let them experience a more traditional hunt. I think the more we share these experiences, and keep it a time to be with freinds and family as much as possible, (not so much on trophies and top notch gear), the closer we will be to getting back to where we should be. I still go to "Bird Camp" every October with my High School buddies. A weekend at my freind's father's cabin. It's been a time to get away and just be boys ever since high school. There is about six to ten of us at any one time (some of us bring new freinds now). Funny enough, we sometimes look foward to doing that weekend than any other season.

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