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vrodharley77

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I have a lot of free time during the day to look at posts and reply and get and pass on some really good information but as of late it seems that most of the posts on here start off great and then shortly turn to negativity and who did what and when and where. My point is we are ALL sportsmen and I think it is our duty to make sure to stay positive, introduce a friend or especially a kid or 2 to fishing. Because according to the reports there is a huge decline in sportsmen/women and kids and that certainly disappoints me to say the least

Before you post comments just think first if something you are going to say negatively is really worth it........

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TR0PHYPHISHIN

That was negative

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Chode2235

Is it really that bad that numbers of fisherman and hunters are declining? To me it is like the voting issue. Is it really a problem that not everyone who is eligible votes?

In both cases I think there isn't a problem. I would rather have passionate people, informed people, and responsible people participating.

I could certainly do without the fools buzzing my shack on snowmobiles, or the fools trespassing on my parents land and a stray bullet striking a cow, without having to park a half mile away from the boat landing, the bucket brigade taking home every fish they catch, litter, eurasian water millfoil, and all the other [PoorWordUsage] that I have to deal with because some weekend warriors think they rule the planet from Friday evening on.

I would ideally like to see fewer, but more passionate sportsman, who actually care about the natural world, not how many or how much they can take home from it.

Of course the caviat is that there wouldnt be such a big market, and thus less cool new gadgets and technology. But then again that might not be that bad either.

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reelemin

well said vrodharley77. I agree we need to encourage our next generation to be involved with enviromental activities. And being positive and supportive is very important.

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AceintheHole

I would have to agree people tend to turn a good report to something negative after about 4 or 5 post. I've done it myself a few times but for the most part try to stay on the topic posted. Just try to stay on the topic at hand and give a honest report and not a bunch of [PoorWordUsage]. We are given a great opportunity to fish and hunt in this state and should not take advantage of it or take it for granted. Practice CPR it's the future of fishing

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bassNspear

CPR? do you mean C&R

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blueroof

BassN - the P refers to clicking off a quick picture. LB

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Snag

With 80 million Baby Boomers retiring and only 40 million taking their place it would only seem that the numbers for all activities will go down in the next 15 years.

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bassNspear

oh ok

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Sandmannd

I would like to see more people and beter educated ones. I've always loved the outdoors and was raised to respect it. That's how I plan to bring up my kids. I have a friend that a single Mom and try to get her boy out when I can so he knows how fun the outdoors can be.

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GoggleEye

I have to say that the best possible thing that could happen for America's youth would be for them to all get involved in the outdoors and drop the video games, tv, movies, and all the other electronic stuff that consumes them in today's society......however, I am not going to lose any sleep over America's youth not getting involved in hunting or fishing as the woods is already got enough orange in it for my liking and there are way too many people out fishing filling their buckets to the brim just because the DNR says they can keep that many. Is it any wonder that most of the metro lakes are fished out cesspools?? I will raise my children to be responsible outdoor enthusiasts that have a genuine care for the land and I just hope that there is some land left for them to hunt and that the lakes are not fished out by that time. If they are, I am off to Remote Canada.....probably should anyways and get a head start!

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Sandmannd

I agree with you sjburnt. I got my wife into fishing. She doesn't go but a couple times a year, but she has a good time. I'm going to get my daughter into it as well as hunting. Doesn't matter if I catch anything when I take them out to me, just like to see them getting the fish.

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