I Might Just Know What I'm Talking About
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: C-ville, VA
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Re: OT: Fair Chase Hunting
Reminds me of something I once heard about making hunting truly fair by taking the hunter's clothing away and giving him only a knife so that the Deer would be on a level playing field. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
Seriously, this does bring up interesting questions. We always talk about our favorite "trail ride", implying that we are confining ourselves to established routes. These routes, though threatened by the "maintained road" issues, are accepted, planned out and followed by many riders without much deviance. What this gentleman seems to be against is careless driving through wilderness without regard for what they destroy. Think of it this way...I have little problem with you or any other person using my driveway to turn around. Its obviously intended for vehicles that require such conviences. Now suppose somebody came along and just ran through my lawn to turn around. How would you feel if you had huge tracks through you lawn? National Parks are like our national lawns, places where we can go to get away and enjoy our sports, but not at the destruction of said lawns.
I think that there should be more cooperation with BLM, NPS, and whoever cares to build more designated trails. Without cooperation, things only get worse.
Thanks Brad for the thought provoking post.
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