- Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:14 pm
Smithhammer, right on.
Our public lands are America's enduring legacy, they embody democracy, and moreover are the place that the average person can get out and enjoy hunting and fishing without rod fees, hunting leases, and all the other attempts to privatize/commercialize the wildlife and wild places that belong to and are held in trust for ALL AMERICANS.
Fight the punks, excercise your rights as citizens and tell your reps what you think as a constituent, write letters to the editor, join a conservation org, stay informed, and to paraphrase Ed Abbey, get out and enjoy the wild too...we will outlive the bastards! n P.S. A couple good books on America's public lands heritage have been written by Jim Posewitz, a Montana wirter and founder of Orion, The Hunters Intitute. They are [/img]nherite The Hunt" and "Rifle in Hand"; I highly recommend these short, thourough reads because as Posewitz says, that which you understand, you can protect.
I fish because I love to...and, finally, not because I regard fishing as being so terribly important but because I suspect that so many of the concerns of men are equally unimportant - and not nearly so much fun. ~ Robert Traver, aka John Voelker