mauserfan wrote:Let me clarify my first post... I cannot say that what we have encountered is due to this TV show. I have never watched it and most likely never will. What we have seen are a number of very aggressive and unsportsmanlike groups that are showing up in areas that we hunt. They don't understand that you back off and set up in another area rather than setting up just a 1/4 mile away from the first party. Maybe it's a lack of education."This"is disappointing. Not that fact that there are newcomers to the sport. We had a very discouraging incident a few years back, that no hunter should ever have to encounter, and the worst of it was that my 8 year old son was with me. Fortunately, the fact of the matter is that these guys are fair weather hunters and are rarely encountered later on. Another fortunate fact is that the local wardens are aware of these parties and they show their presence whenever they are around. Long and short of it, I would much rather hunt a marsh with hunters that are in sportboats and canoes than those with the latest, greatest & extreme 3-1/2" gear. Just my .02. Take care and good hunting. Mauser
mauserfan wrote:I've been aware of the Robertsons' and their following for a number of years. Just figured the show would sensationalize what they do. Anyways, I'll buy what you are stating in regards to the overall degredation of respect and a loss of awareness of how any action has an impact upon others. Like I mentioned, we have taken it upon ourselves to avoid any similar situation in the future. That's about all that can be done. Good hunting....Mauser
MinnesotaDan wrote:I would say the show recruits more suburban and semi-rural kids to wanting to be a what their idea of "country" is or hick culture, than it does recruit actual new hunters.
beretta24 wrote:MinnesotaDan wrote:I would say the show recruits more suburban and semi-rural kids to wanting to be a what their idea of "country" is or hick culture, than it does recruit actual new hunters.
And what is the foundation of your sophisticated anecdote? I'm not trying to be an ***, but I think it's a stretch to make such an assertion without any information to support it. Perhaps there is some licensing data though??? If the number of younger hunters went up significantly in the past couple year or this year there might be something to it.
MinnesotaDan wrote:That would be really cool of them. Instead they have some old lady with a face lift babble on about nothing.
beretta24 wrote:MinnesotaDan wrote:That would be really cool of them. Instead they have some old lady with a face lift babble on about nothing.
Got a bur up your rear or what? I just like that its not like half of the trash making light of having a family, sex, and taking responsibility for one's own actions. Beyond that to each their own I guess.
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