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Are many on this forum going to far in telling another hunter how they messed up, or should have done differently? Seems a thin line on either policing our own ranks, or just simply putting another hunters actions down. I often wonder about a nonhunter reading threads, if it makes hunting more, or less appealing. :head: Also maybe causing our silent members to remain silent, due to being put down for what they might say.
 

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Straight Shooter I be straight with you and want hold back! Ok?

I AM THE BEST DANG DEER SLAYING, DUCK HUNTING, TURKEY SLAPPING, and BEST FISHERMAN EVER IN ARKANSAS!

Now with that said! If you can't live up to my skills then you all just second best and nothing more!!! Don't cry over it cause one day you all can be like me!
 

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Are many on this forum going to far in telling another hunter how they messed up, or should have done differently? Seems a thin line on either policing our own ranks, or just simply putting another hunters actions down. I often wonder about a nonhunter reading threads, if it makes hunting more, or less appealing. :head: Also maybe causing our silent members to remain silent, due to being put down for what they might say.
You are exactly right in my opinion. Some people just take things to serious.
 

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Are many on this forum going to far in telling another hunter how they messed up, or should have done differently? Seems a thin line on either policing our own ranks, or just simply putting another hunters actions down. I often wonder about a nonhunter reading threads, if it makes hunting more, or less appealing. :head: Also maybe causing our silent members to remain silent, due to being put down for what they might say.

So are you, a forum reader, attempting to "police" how other forum reader, amongst our ranks, choose to exercise their right of free speech? I wonder how non forum readers see this, it make make forums less appealing to them?
 

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Are many on this forum going to far in telling another hunter how they messed up, or should have done differently? Seems a thin line on either policing our own ranks, or just simply putting another hunters actions down. I often wonder about a nonhunter reading threads, if it makes hunting more, or less appealing. :head: Also maybe causing our silent members to remain silent, due to being put down for what they might say.
good point
 

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I remember a day when you could get on here and explain how you messed up and needed help and that was all you got.
 

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So are you, a forum reader, attempting to "police" how other forum reader, amongst our ranks, choose to exercise their right of free speech? I wonder how non forum readers see this, it make make forums less appealing to them?
No. Hope to make them feel more welcome.
 

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I think there are probably quite a few people that are really proud of the deer they killed,but after reading all of the talk about anything that doesn't measure so many buckmaster inches isn't worth killing and you should of waited till it was 5 years old. And they just say to heck with it and don't participate in any discussion. And in saying that I am not saying you don't have a right to say it if thats way you feel. But there are people we could all enjoy and learn from who don't want everything to be a measuring contest.
Because hunting and fishing is about having fun. And talking about it is for fun.
 

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I agree alot of discussions start out good and then go south in a hurry I have 3 kids they all hunt an I let them live by the rule if it's brown it's down if they want to pull the trigger an it's legal let it rip. I know how I started An I figure most on here started the same if it had two inches of hard horn it was down. Now days I'm a little pickier but not to the point it consumes me. My goal these days is to keep my kids an your kids interested. We need them huntin alot worse than we need five year old bucks or eradicate the hogs or stop doggers. I truly beleive our sport hangs in the balance an a very famouse quote is the only thing that will save our sport. " we shall all hang together or we will all surely hang seperatly"
 

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I've been on here since Feb. 2005, made a lot of posts and quite a few friends over the years because of this and a couple of other hunt'n and fish'n forums. I enjoy the forums and spend way too much time on them. All that said, if I killed a sure enough, stem winding, once in a life time deer here in Arkansas, my first thought would be to post it up for all my forum buddies and acquaintances to see and I probably would, but I think long and hard about before I did. A few years back, I wouldn't have given a second thought about it, I would have just posted it up as fast as I could have got the pictures on here. Now, I'd have to think about it and that's a shame.
 

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You guys are validating what I have always said. Trophy hunting is ruining hunting.
I would have to disagree. You may think it is ruining what you consider hunting but I assure you it is not ruining true hunting. Btw I thought the g&f was responsible for that task. Lol
 

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You guys are validating what I have always said. Trophy hunting is ruining hunting.
I would have to disagree. You may think it is ruining what you consider hunting but I assure you it is not ruining true hunting. Btw I thought the g&f was responsible for that task. Lol
 

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As I try to raise my daughters I always tell them to settle for whatever is easiest. Just take the first opportunity that pops up. Just marry the first jacklegged loser that walks up. Take the first dead end job that pops up. Just have fun, thats my motto.
 

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I have noticed a trend as well. A lot of people get all worked up over stuff and post it.....I often wonder if those that do,so passionately, post certain things are the ones violating the very thing they complain about.
Take for instance long gun seasons.....think about it for a minute.....how many people really hunt the whole gun season?? I do for the most part but not really hard but it's not hurting cause I hear very few shots late season. But why??
A lot of people think they know better then the AGFC .....do they really believe this bull??
This site is still a fun place but some have turned me away from their attitudes.......and your right Straight Shooter .....people can read this and think ....they can't even get along. For our outdoor traditions to continue we are going to have to bond somehow to fight the liberal view of hunting,fishing and everything outdoors that most of us love.
 

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As I try to raise my daughters I always tell them to settle for whatever is easiest. Just take the first opportunity that pops up. Just marry the first jacklegged loser that walks up. Take the first dead end job that pops up. Just have fun, thats my motto.
I knew you were gonna say that.........:fit:
 

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You guys are validating what I have always said. Trophy hunting is ruining hunting.
I don't consider myself a trophy hunter, if I am I ain't very good at it since I've hunter every season from 8 years old to 57 years old and haven't killed a deer that I'd get mounted yet. I think I'm a deer hunter who would like to kill a trophy deer someday.

What I regret is the attitude of some that if someone kills an outstanding trophy caliber deer, they had to do something illegal or unethical to do it. Now if I ever do kill a monster class deer you can assured it because of persistence and dumb luck, heavy on the luck.
 
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