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    Re: Obama government to regulate sport fishing

    Here's the big scandal:

    Office of Sustainable Fisheries

    Fish are disappearing. Overfishing makes it worse. That's life. Don't blame the government for rationing a declining resource in order to save it, blame the causes of the decline - overfishing, loss of wetlands, pollution, etc.

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    Re: Obama government to regulate sport fishing

    We certainly need regulation in order to sustain our commercial fisheries. But I'm skeptical that this isn't just another ploy to create a revenue stream. I remember once when they were making similar claims about oil. Gas lines were blocks long. That was 30 years ago. Looks like we suddenly made more oil. I don't think so.

    However, on a sporting perspective, sportsmen are far better capable of regulating themselves than the government ever will be.

    I got an idea for a bumper sticker or two:

    "They will get my rod and reel when they pry it from my cold, dead hand."

    "When fishing poles are outlawed, only outlaws will have fishing poles."

    Wadda ya think?

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    Re: Obama government to regulate sport fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    We certainly need regulation in order to sustain our commercial fisheries. But I'm skeptical that this isn't just another ploy to create a revenue stream. I remember once when they were making similar claims about oil. Gas lines were blocks long. That was 30 years ago. Looks like we suddenly made more oil. I don't think so.

    However, on a sporting perspective, sportsmen are far better capable of regulating themselves than the government ever will be.

    I got an idea for a bumper sticker or two:

    "They will get my rod and reel when they pry it from my cold, dead hand."

    "When fishing poles are outlawed, only outlaws will have fishing poles."

    Wadda ya think?
    a few months ago, i walked down to our dock and saw deer legs floating in the water. wtf?

    why would a hunter do that?

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    Re: Obama government to regulate sport fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    a few months ago, i walked down to our dock and saw deer legs floating in the water. wtf?

    why would a hunter do that?
    Sure it wasn't an alligator?

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    Re: Obama government to regulate sport fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Sure it wasn't an alligator?
    damn! i've never seen any gators on the bay......

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

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    Re: Obama government to regulate sport fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    You wouldn't happen to be a "gamer" would you?

    My kids are "gamers." Love to play computer video games.

    They don't like fishing with me either. They say it's a boring ass waste of time as well.

    Then they retire to their bedroom's 24/7 and sit in front of a computer monitor, hypnotized into a computer screen with some kinda "controller" in their hand. Scary.

    Point. It's very unique as to what people consider to be boring. Curling. Golf. Computer games. Fishing. Soccor. Hunting.

    I find fishing to be an awesome pastime and boring is never in the equation the way I roll.
    I used to be when I was in high school. Don't get me wrong, I'm an active person, I love to workout, play tennis, ride my bicycle, etc.

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    Re: Obama government to regulate sport fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Right on. I also shoot my compound bow on a regular basis. I also agree with your golf analysis. I don't know where you hunt but I assure you there are no sissies in my deer camp. I don't understand soccor nor do I care. Nascar is 90% boring as watching paint dry (but that 10% keeps me tuned in.) I don't spar anymore but I wish I could (older age is a bitch.)
    I've always considered hunting with a rifle to be somewhat of a sissy thing to do. You've got a canon to take down the deer and it has no real chance of escape unless you miss. I've talked to people who go spear hunting, as in they take an actual spear, a long knife, a short knife, good shoes, and kill what they're going after with the spear. THAT is hunting, THAT takes balls. Sitting in a tree all day with deer pheremones smeared on a tree, that's waiting.

    However, from my personal perspective, nothing I have witnessed compares on the boring scale as high as gaming does. So I can understand how somebody else might consider fishing to be boring, even if I can't understand their reasoning. The gamer would probably disagree with my assessment of their pastime as well.
    It depends on the game. I truly believe there is a game out there for EVERYBODY and it's just a matter of finding it. A good game gets your heart racing and your forehead sweating, it's a real rush.

    If I may ask, what is your experience/exposure to games?
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    Re: Obama government to regulate sport fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    I've talked to people who go spear hunting, as in they take an actual spear, a long knife, a short knife, good shoes, and kill what they're going after with the spear. THAT is hunting, THAT takes balls.
    My Grandfather talked me into doing just that when I was 14 YO............. got my ass kicked by that deer.
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    Re: Obama government to regulate sport fishing

    What? I can't fish an area to extinction or use lures made out of toxic materials? This is an outrage! As an American, it is my god-given right to kill, destroy, and consume until this entire planet is a lifeless hunk of rock! My personal liberty allows it!

    Did anybody read this and look for specifics? Do you even know what "rights" are being "taken away?"

    There aren't any.
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    Re: Obama government to regulate sport fishing

    For all the sport fishermen out there


    If there were say 100 big mouth bass left in the US and there was 2000 sport fishermen trying to catch those 100 fish that were left. Would you want someone regulating the number of fishermen, so that next year their would be at least 2 big mouth bass left to fish?

    Or should it be a free for all, during the short period of time that the big mouth bass were still around.

    Afterall they could go after cat fish after the big mouth bass are gone
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