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Open Thread – April 27, 2012

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The Ultimate Shot With a Bow and Arrow


Open Thread – April 26, 2012

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Environmentalists and Sportsmen ARE Formidable Enemies

George Smith, writer and television talk show host, penned an article today in Maine’s Kennebec Journal. Smith’s title reads: “GEORGE SMITH: Environmentalists, sportsmen are formidable as partners”. Smith went on in an attempt to allay the truth in his own title.

Environmentalists and hunters, trappers and fishermen – those outdoor sportsmen – will remain formidable – horrible, terrifying, as the definition goes – so long as environmentalists continue their goals to reduce and/or eliminate hunting, trapping and fishing, and to continue the educational takeover of our schools and children to brainwash them with fallacies about the earth, wind and water and all the creatures that dwell therein.

The only response I will offer to George Smith’s portrayal of how warm and fuzzy relationships should be between sportsmen and environmentalists, is the photo image below. It pretty much says it all.


Osprey: Greedy Fisherman and No Catch and Release

You may find this more enjoyable to watch in “Full Screen” mode. Click on four brackets in lower right of video screen.


Open Thread – April 25, 2012

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Maine The Most “Peaceful” State, Because………………………………?

It seems Maine newspapers and no doubt the citizenry are falling all over themselves to be named the “Most Peaceful” state in the U.S. However, it’s unfortunate that three major newspapers, the Sun Journal, Press Herald and Bangor Daily, opted to republish a piece of crap written by the Associated Press to manipulate public perceptions and influence thought.(Note: At least the Bangor Daily News chose to provide a link to the source of the “Peace Index“.)

It has been proven time and again that the prevalence of gun ownership plays no role in the increase in violent crime and yet the AP chooses to word their report to say, “The South is the least peaceful region with the highest homicide, violent crime, and incarceration rates, as well as the highest prevalence of gun ownership.”

However, in specifically referencing Maine, the same AP report states, “Maine is America’s most peaceful state with recorded reductions in the homicide and incarceration rates as well as the number of police employees.”, while mentioning nothing about the prevalence of gun ownership.

The attempt by the Associated Press is clear. They intend to influence readers to believe that in areas where more people own more guns, life is not “peaceful”.

For shame.

Tom Remington


Fly Fishing Film Trailer: “Low and Clear”

According to the information on the website for this movie and in the trailer embedded below, two friends from the past reconnect and go fishing. They are worlds apart in their approach and goals to fly fishing. One fishes to catch and is very much into that aspect, while the other strives to achieve the perfect cast and catching is meaningless.

It’s an interesting portrayal and a concept that is dividing the outdoor sports community in many other ways besides fishing.

I haven’t seen the entire movie.


Video: “If I Wanted America to Fail”


Open Thread – April 24, 2012

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