I have tried to temper somewhat my comments with at least courtesy and an admittance that I JUST might be wrong or biased. Nice post Pen.
I agree with your opinion. A person should not post if they cannot handle confrontation maturely whether giving or receiving criticism. There is one person I have seen on another forum that I go on, ruin one thread because he is such a terrible critic.
Hey Pen. The answer to what is truth is in John 14:6, as I know you know. How are you? Nice to hear from you.
Nice story, Pendragon. Have you ever read some of the short stories by Patrick F. McManus (sp?)? About half of them are on his legendarily ham-handed attempts to pursue his interest in outdoor sports. Some of his earlier stuff is the best, like A Fine and Pleasant Misery and Never Sniff A Gift Fish.
Btw, my 79 year-old father is continually amazed at how the wildlife population (including the white-tails) have flourish and grown during his lifetime in Northern Wisconsin. Population management (ie hunting) is an integral part of modern wild-life management.
Congratulations Pen!! That is super news. Many many blessings to the child and his family. Mazel tov!!
By the way, since we haven't spoken in a while, how are you doing health-wise? Hopefully better.
With this new format I have been visiitng less and less---though was glad I found THUS entry. Blessings to oyu and your daughter.
Exciting news Pen! Blessings to you and your family, and I hope Logan Michael will be home for thanksgiving. So much to be thankful for.
I am so pleased to hear about your new Grandson.
Congratulations Pendragon! So glad baby and Mum are doing well.
Congratulations! I am glad to hear that everyone is safe and healthy.
Congratulations. Nothing compares to being a Grandad. Enjoy it.
Let me be the first to congratulate you on your newest member of the family! That is awesome news, Pendragon! Babies are awesome.
I know he'll grow fast, and that YOU are going to be the best grandpa ever!
You're a little slow in responding You make a great point-I hadn't thought about that.
Yeah, we have a problem with too many deer here. The problem is they hang out within town limits, where hunting is forbidden. The amount of car accidents they cause is astounding for animals whose sight is legendary, that is, when you are hunting them. The slightest move and they spot you and make obscene gestures at you with their tail while hauling but outa there! The can't seem to see an oncoming car, however, and jump right out in front of the vehicle.
Yes, Virgil, you are right. Have you ever had a deer run into your car? It will wcare the CRAP out of you! We also have a problem with them getting into the garden. Deer love okra. you know what? I do too!
I thought a bug buck was something novel slang from down south.
With the anount of deer rampant in the densely populated northeast, hunting is a necessity, whether for food or sport. There are so many accidents with cars that you would be shocked how many. In New Jersey they let you legally take about nine or ten deer in a season if you count all the different permits (shotgun, bow, muzzle loader, whatever...). Obviously they are great and successful breeders, and given there are no more predators the deer population is unstopable. A work aquaitance had one smash through his windshield and nearly kill his wife who was in the passanger seat. There are deer carcasses along the highway. Hunting is a necessity. Otherwise bring back wolves. I don't hunt by the way if anyone was wondering.
a bug buck is a typo. I should have said big buck
I don't anyone who hunts to senselessly kill another creature for bragging rights. Bragging rights are a bonus. I do know many people who hunt because they enjoy it, but the eat what the kill. Or, they may give the meat to someone else. We eat more deer than beef.
Originally Posted by Pendragon
Thank you, one and all! And Muse, the danged crows even disturb those of us who hunt for venison and could care less about a trophy, namely me. The only deer I ever managed to get was a doe, and I spent only 45 minutes from the time I left my car to the time I checked my deer with the game warden and go back home!
Hunting for sustainability, that is primarily for the sake of food, is for me quite a different thing than senselessly killing another creature just for bragging rights, and having a head to mount upon the wall.