Skip to comments.Happy National Hunting and Fishing Day (Sept. 24)
Posted on 09/23/2011 6:15:09 PM PDT by jazusamo
Wilderness is clean, well-stocked, thanks to outdoor recreation community
It is sad to admit that hardly anyone knows what the acronyms SCI, DU, NSSF, NWTF and RMEF stand for or what those organizations do. Thats not your fault but rather the hunting communitys dismal failure to conduct fundamental public relations. As public relations go, the hunting community couldnt sell a blanket to a naked man in a blizzard.
The accomplishments of SCI (Safari Club International), DU (Ducks Unlimited), RMEF (Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation) and many other hunting/conservation organizations are extraordinary. But because of their failure at relating to the public, the average American will never know of their incredible wildlife and environmental conservation accomplishments, which literally are envied around the world.
Saturday was the 39th annual celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day. President Nixon established this important day back in 1972 as a day to recognize American sportsmen for our herculean conservation efforts.
If you were unaware of this day, dont feel bad, because the vast majority of American hunters and fishermen also are unaware of it. Of the few who are, fewer still will write a letter to their local newspaper, post information about it on an Internet blog or celebrate it in any way, shape or form.
The national television news media, newspapers and informational websites will not mention National Hunting and Fishing Day. This is because they, too, are unaware of it. Again, this is because of the hunting-and-fishing communitys abject failure to conduct Public Relations 101.
Across America, numerous local and national hunting and fishing clubs provide, at their own expense, wonderful education outreach programs in which knowledgeable instructors introduce young people to fishing and hunting in a safe, professional environment. There is no coverage of these events by the media...
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The Nuge Ping!
ITS THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEEEEAAAARRRRR!!!!
I appreciate Ted!
Last time I actually saw him he was wearing a loincloth standing on top of an enormous speaker bank in Hampton, VA.
Everyday around here is hunting/fishing/trapping appreciation day...
Kill ‘em & Grill ‘em!!!
I’m a life member of that old RMEF organization :-) and it’s a shame the enemedia don’t make people aware of the good all these organizations do for conservation and wildlife. They’re too busy reporting on everything the anti hunting and fishing enviro-nazis are doing most of the time.
Beau is at Bear Camp this weekend, ‘Up Nort.’ They’re going after ‘Legend Monster Bear.’ (He’s already harvested two bear this month.)
I’ll try to plink off something around here on the farm this weekend. If not, there’s a chipmunk in our store that needs killin’ who has bedeviled us all day, LOL!
Jeez, all that and you're gonna join Democrat Underground? /s
We live in town now after living in a very rural area for a lot of years. We've got scads of tree squirrels because the property in the rear has a lot of trees including 6 or 7 big firs.
The other day I looked out the back windows and two raccoons were walking across the top of our fence, I guess they don't know this is the city. LOL!
P.S. I like your fish. :-)
I’d bet a lot that they haven’t got a clue.
Thanks for the ping Jaz. And a fruitful H&FD to you all.
I’ll be celebrating it in a special way.
Won’t be able to celebrate it till fishing Sunday, but tomorrow will be with special friends from outdoor circles.
This evening right before the sun went down we saw a LOT of deer while 4 wheeling.
Hope your bud gets his bear Diana. Nothing like a nice bear rug in front of an open fire to bring out the animal in you (grin).
Me too Jaz. Diana, that’s a strange looking walleye (grin).
The best way to get bear is in the winter time.
Cut a big hole in the ice. Sprinkle canned peas around the hole.
When the bear comes to take a pea kick him in the ice hole.
One of you just had to pull my chain on that, didn't you?
Back from the field for a few days.
You're not going to believe this: I got ANOTHER mountain lion sighting on September 29 in the Bill Williams NWR river canyon. I (driving) and three of my co-workers saw a LARGE mountain lion bound across the dirt road only about 40 yards in front of us at dawn as we were heading to work. This part of the refuge is desert, but in only about 10 seconds, it darted 100 yards into the riparian jungle of the river system and disappeared into all the mesquite, willow, cottonwood, and salt cedar. It was a FANTASTIC up-close sighting!
Then later that day, as we were hiking back to the truck we saw a badger run along the sand track and finally disappear into the jungle too.
Two great mammal sightings in one day!
Most welcome on the pings, Fly.
I really don’t know how you’re able to come across the mountain lions you’ve been fortunate enough to have sighted, just lucky I guess. :-)
I’ve hunted, fished and camped the better part of my live and have never spotted one in the wild that I could confirm. There were a couple of times I got a glimpse of what might have been a lion but it was just a fleeting glance at fairly long range and neither could be close to being sure it was in fact a lion.
Spotting a badger is also a very rare thing and I had no idea they were in that part of AZ.
And, yes, it really is dumb luck!
I do have a nemesis animal, though. With all my years spent hiking and camping out in the desert, I have NEVER seen a Gila monster. All my co-workers have, but not me.
Here's hoping that you see your mountain lion and I see my Gila monster!
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