Having been a member for almost 17 years now I guess I am one of the old timers of the site. I have met a lot of great people because of posting here. Way too many to name.
Back in the days when I was still working I met members who drove long distances to spend a day on ride along as we examined habitat and deer impacts to our forests and clear-cuts. Many came from all parts of the state to attend game lands/deer management tours we held here in Elk County. Many others drove the whole way across the state to attend our volunteer workdays held on our local game lands then turned around and drove for hours to get back home.
Some I have enjoyed hunting with and we have become great friends. Friends I value and have great respect for.
Many others have kept me on my toes and forced me to do more research and to learn about things I might never have learned had it not been for the lively discussions we have had on this site. Sometimes I might get disgusted, blunt and even angry with some of the posters, but even the most outrageous of them have helped in some ways.
I have often said that if it weren't for those posting the non-sense and incorrect information on this site there would be no motivation or reason for those who know better to post a rebuttal. It is those back and forth rebuttals that put the best information from all sides and angles out there. That allows all the site members and readers, many of which almost never post, information and thoughts so everyone can evaluate and think things through, then develop a well informed opinion, right or wrong, on the various topics. Though some will never admit they are wrong it at least gives everyone pause to perhaps rethink their preconceived opinions on some of the subjects, me included at times. Without a few knuckleheads it wouldn't be likely for the correct information to ever make its way onto this site. So, I am thankful for the knucklehead even though I would sometimes prefer and even enjoy punching the lights out on some of them. But then for some of them I have felt that way one day then the next day agreed with their thoughts on some subjects as well. There have been a few on this site that I once completely disagreed with who are now among some of my best friends.
Those are the things that make this site so great and worthy of our time in my opinion.
Last edited by R. S. B.; 03-14-2018 at 04:26 PM.