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Bobber Down
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 12:50 PM 09/16/09 (CST)
Is anyone planning on going out on Saturday for the opener. Let me know. I think Caligrl and I are going to try our luck and see what happens.
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 01:37 PM 09/16/09 (CST)
Hey BD!

I just knew if I stopped by the site I would find some guys getting the old testostrone going!

Ah...yes, fall is in the air. Autumn is quickly coming. Sweet autumn...the shortened daylight, the explosion of fall colors in the trees, the crispness in the morning air, the crunch of an ovenight frost under your feet.

Ah.....yes, fall is in the air. A time when the a young guys thoughts turn to rubbing their heads against trees, digging scrapes on the ground, and peeing down their legs. It won't be long until the deer start that as well !

Well BD..I am disappointed to see that you have remained in the hunters camp. However, you and Caligirl have always been civil and decent. I truly had hoped you would try a new avenue of life for this year. It's not to late my friend!

I, as a concerned citizen, am asking once more BD why don't you leave the killing of the grouse off this year and donate that huge chunk of money you would be spending to a wildlife property restoration fund, a childrens hospital, a drug rehab center, or to actually feeding the poor who can't put enough food on the table right now?

In the words of Barack Obama, "Can you feel the change?". A lot of folks can feel the change right now. If for no other reason they do not have any dollars left to feel!

By the way.. did you ever notice that Barack Obama's initials are B.O.? B.O. that must really stink.

BD...if you will give up the grouse hunting this year I will buy you enough vegetarian meat substitutes to more than make up for any game you do not kill. It will then be free to you and you can donate that money you would have spent killing something to a worthy cause that brings healing instead... or just keep it for a rainy day! I would do that because I feel certain that if you will try the vegetarian way for a while you will feel so much better physically and mentally that you would never return to the eating of slaughtered mammals or birds. How bout it.. you have nothing to lose and money to gain?!?!

Hope you and Caligirl had a very successfuil summer of fishing.

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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 01:42 PM 09/16/09 (CST)
here we go again crazy smiley


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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 02:34 PM 09/16/09 (CST)
Yeah,
Here we go again is right ooo smiley

Surfs Up,
Thanks, we did ok fishing this summer, we didn't get out as much as we would have liked. Thank you for recognizing the fact that I have been civil in the past, as you have to me. As far as not hunting, sorry it is something that I love to do, and plan on doing for many years to come. As for your offer, Thanks, but No Thanks. Nature will be on your side this weekend as the leaves are still really thick and we probably won't see any grouse anyway. If you ever change your mind and come over to our side of the fence I would love to take you out grouse hunting some time. Have a good rest of the week and don't hurt yourself surfing!




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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 06:29 PM 09/16/09 (CST)
The day my eyes float to the side of my head and I start mooing will be the day I give up being the predator God intended me to be.
Until that day I will cull the excess wildlife with my keen predatory senses.
I will spend my days walking the woods,smelling the sweet decay of the foliage withering away with the onset of winter.I will enjoy watching my trusty Lab scour the brush and know he's enjoying evey minute as my partner in the chase of our prey.

I can not imagine a fall season not spent chasing,culling humanely my delicious dinners of wild game such as grouse and deer.
Fall takes so long to get here and is gone in a blink of an eye.
The physicality of the hunt is another way to prove to my soul that I am alive.

Surf's up.....your efforts although well intended applied to my lifestyle would be the death of my spirit.
Have a good day ,but know your words are falling on deaf ears and truely remind me that as a sportman and conservationist that we need to educate our youth to be apart of this circle of life.



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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 01:45 PM 09/17/09 (CST)
CK brings up an interesting point on culling.

MN is loaded with deer. The same is true of many other states. Every year there are lots of accidents where cars hit deer and people are hurt and/or killed.

The annual deer hunt serves an important purpose--population control. The reduction of the deer herd probably saves human lives. The fact that the deer can then be used to feed people just adds to the benefit of the deer hunt.

Now, I'm sure that someone will pipe up and say why don't we try to control the human population? And while I am the first one to say that the gene pool could use a little chlorine, this isn't China or the USSR.

My opinion only, but with it and a dollar you can get a cup of coffee.
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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 03:05 PM 09/17/09 (CST)
Surfs up,

Didn't you eat a salmon for thanksgiving last year.. I guess if it swims it isn't immoral to kill and eat. Hypocrisy runs deep in your veins my friend... It's all good I'm quite hypocritical at moments as well.. It's a human thing I suppose.




BD,
I'll be heading up to Chisholm as soon as the leaves are dropping. Grouse numbers are supposed to be way up this year so I expect a good outcome and I'm really excited to get my buddies together. A good friend of mine is currently attending gun safety courses as he hasn't ever hunted in the past. This will be his first year and I'll be showing him the ropes.

Good luck BD! smile smiley



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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 07:53 AM 09/19/09 (CST)
Good luck to you and Caligrl, Bobber Down. It's a little to thick for my taste this weekend, as I don't have a dog, so I'm going to have to be patient, but would love to hear your report, also it would be great to hear if the woodcock migration started? I already see lots of geese moving through, can't wait for Oct 3rd to get here.

And lets not forget on Oct 4th is the annual Tamarack Sportsman's Club Wild
Game Feed & Membership Drive

P.S. Surfs Up, your always welcome to join in and try a taste just to see what it's like on the other side, have a chance to meet some nice people and listen to some great stories and then you'll know that it's not about just killing. Oh and yes they do have salad too, I think?

Hunting and fishing and the taking of game and fish are a valued part of our heritage that shall be forever preserved for the people and shall be managed by law and regulation for the public good.
-Article XIII, Section 12 of the Minnesota State Constitution


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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 09:40 PM 09/19/09 (CST)
MMM... Grouse!!
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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 08:11 AM 09/20/09 (CST)
Culling is a nessesity.
It's part of the circle of life we are in that we play the predator role.
Look to the beaver for instance. Back in the 70's somebody thought wearing furs was immoral and threw blood on somebody wearing a fur jacket.
So fur became not so trendy anymore...the prices on pelts dove and trapping ceased .
Fast foward 30 years.The beaver have exploded in their numbers without us trappers as predators.
Massive amounts of farmers are loosing many acres of fields do to flooding from the beavers backing up waters.Not to mention the trees they drop for their lodges and dams.So like in Mn., we have our DNR pay professional trappers to take every beaver they can find.
In my mind my tax dollars are being waisted.
Why pay someone to trap the beaver when I could trap them myself and pay myself instead of paying someone else.
The bottom line is that we need to be apart of the life cycle.
Should we decide to stop culling these animals there will be serious consequences.
Consquences I do not care to pay for.

Look at ducks....fox ,coon,mink not being trapped attack the nests when the eggs are laid.So without trappers culling these furbearers
they are left to multiply unchecked and take their share of ducklings and gosslings along with them.
Again us trappers could keep those numbers in check and the waterfoul would prosper.

Look to areas of where deer are to thick...cronic waisting disease.
Massive car wrecks from deer crossing the roads.I could go on....

At the end of the day we need to be predators.Better yet stewards of our lands and waters.
Conservationists if you will.
All hunters and fishers pay a price that will help maintain our lands and now Mn. has passed legislation to ensure monies will be spent to improve and maintain our lakes and woods along with that habitat that is holds. Not that I agree with the mandate but as our numbers are dwindling the chance for others to obliterate our out doors increase.

My eyes are planted squarely in the front of my face and I am proud to be a meat eater!


Yo BD....I was looking for you on Sat.
I was spanking slabs and gills.Even found 5 smallies just down from your dock. tongue smiley
I hope you had a great weekend.
The weather was perfect for sweating off a few pounds busting brush.






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