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I have several thoughts on

I have several thoughts on this matter.

First of all, Hawkeye is clearly not "running up the points".

I consider him a stand up young man and have not seen him with an axe to grind in any posts.

200 points is a fairly small sum to "run up" - particularly in light of the fact that he writes some of - if not the best - stories I have seen - some which can net 4500 points.

In that scheme, 200 points is fairly small change (0.0444 of 4500).

Back to November, I do not feel anyone (CVC included) did anything wrong...

Did we stretch the limits as far as could stretch them? Sure we did...

I was never in the running for top place in November in spite of the fact that I tried. I concentrated on stories and tips and could just not turn the tide that was CVC. Heck, I did not even get close.

Now. back to original question - I would go to the DNR headquarters if I were this individual and ask the folks there at headquarters what the REAL story is... I am sure you can get some very good guidance there.

Lawyers be damned... I would go to the source.

Now, if it is determined that the individual can not muzzleloader hunt - there are still crossbows (in some states) and bows in all states - or at least most.

This may even make a more complete hunter out him - assuming that he is not already an accomplished bowhunter.

If he is not accomplished, I would suggest that hanging around Hawkeye will GET him to that point fairly quickly!

I did expect Hawkeye to lead this month - and the month is far from over - I would still suspect a late surge from him and he has proven a most excellent (and ethical) opponent.

I would find no shame in being overtaken by him, but I will fend him off - tooth and claw - if I am able.

Best regards to all.

Jim

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Hey, everyone is trying to

Hey, everyone is trying to win the contest and they are going to do what it takes to win.  No shame in being competitive. 

Something that the roommate should consider is if he is in violation of the law by being alone with weapons even if they are not his.  I am not an attorney so I am not familiar with the law in all states, but I was on a jury where it was explained that a felon can be in possession of a weapon even if they don't own it or possess it, they just need to be near it and capable of possessing it.

Something for the roommate to ask his attorney about.

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First of all, I agree with

First of all, I agree with the mindset that this is a competition, but one that we can all enjoy and shouldn't be getting caught up in. That said, I can not wait for it to be over. I am a little burnt out and look forward to the same old, same old.

An update on my roommates situation: He is not only prohibited from being in possession of a firearm OR a muzzleloader, but he can also not hunt with a bow. If that is not adding insult to injury. He had just bought a bow after hearing that he couldn't use a muzzleloader and now he finds out that he can't use that either. I feel really bad for the guy but if he keeps his ducks in a row for a year, his record will be whiped clean. That won't come a second too soon. Thanks to all for the advice.

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I hear you about the

I hear you about the contest.  I like being able to log on and post and read what I want and post what I want without keeping up my point total.  It was hard work last month.

I am enjoying watching the race to first place this month.

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LOL... I hear ya on the contest thing. I've been way too busy with work and hunting the past few months to really do anything besides just browsing through and reading a few posts. In the begining i had all the time in the world to play, I'll tell you what its been nice just sitting in the back being a spectator.

Hawkeye, thats a bummer about your roomy. hopefully he can keep his noise clean and get back out there.

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?????????

ummmmm did my lengthy post in this thread about appreciating good sportsmanship in this contest etc. get deleted because I ticked someone off or did I just not click "save" after preview?

 

I don't see any points reduction.........

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If you didn't click the save

If you didn't click the save button you didn't get any points for the post so no points would be deducted. 

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That's my guess too Critter.  I probably just messed it up. 

The moderators here seem to be pretty on the ball so I'm sure that someone would let me know if I posted anything they felt should be deleted!

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