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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-03-2011, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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When Sportsmen Stand to Be Counted

When sportsmen stand to be counted and are involved in legislative matters concerning our sport, we win. Usually in many ways.

If anyone ever needed proof I offer but one example:

https://www.huntingpa.com/forums/ubbt...380529&fpart=1

Sportsmen initiated and made happen the mentored program. Sportsmen followed up and got deer included. Since then other animals have been added as well. Sportsmen pushed for and got the mentored permit and harvest tag (for bucks) as well allowing for a kids first back tag to add to the experience.


Sportsmen engaged in a long and protracted discussion on crossbows. Long and often heated, they were implemented. So far, little impact on harvests, but appear to have had the affect of letting many enter or remain in the sport.

On this short list related to the post above, the transfer of a adults antlerless deer tag to a mentored child.


Kathy, Dutch deserve a huge amount of credit for being the ramrods on this. Ramrod is appropriate, they didn't bend or bow, but maintained the line and got the bill passed into law.

But they had lots of help by the sportsmen of this state. That gained by the give and take of discussions. The pro and con given and responded to.

Yes, sportsmen win when we engage in the politics of the sport we love. We win by ensuring that the laws and policy that regulate our activity ultimately maintain, enhance, and promote our traditions, support our conservation pedigree, and recruit new members of the fraternity of that we belong.

Get involved - stay involved.

Is your position a short term gain - or a long term loss? Separate the issues.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-03-2011, 09:05 AM
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Yes, sportsmen win when we engage in the politics of the sport we love. We win by ensuring that the laws and policy that regulate our activity ultimately maintain, enhance, and promote our traditions, support our conservation pedigree, and recruit new members of the fraternity of that we belong.



"It only takes one person to care in order to get something changed." Bryan S.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-03-2011, 09:11 AM
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Re: When Sportsmen Stand to Be Counted

What is sad to me, is that on Wednesday, in my town, we are having 3 Reps put on a town meeting about privatizing liquor sales, yet, all three oppose Sunday hunting.

Liquor has caused so much damage to families, yet, something wholesome like hunting on Sunday, doesn't get their support.



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Re: When Sportsmen Stand to Be Counted

get to the meeting and ask them ---WHY!!!

Genesis 27:3
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-03-2011, 05:32 PM
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Nothing happens without a combined effort. I talked to that effect at the BOC meeting today.

The man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic. ~Roosevelt
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