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I hope a little thought on this subject will help keep sportsmen (and women) united. A well known archer wrote an opinion a few years ago that I would like to pass on. There are three dangers to our sport of hunting, the antihunters, the slob hunters, and perhaps the most dangerous the evangelists. You know this person, do it my way or get out. The anti's like to listen to there words, then use them against us. You know the statements, compounds shoot like rifles, inline muzzloaders should be outlawed. When we eliminate everyone that doesn't do things are way, and our numbers are very low, how will we fight the anithunters. Here is an example--- The Jamestown Wildlife club is having an archery shoot this August 16 & 17. They sent out flyers, and were including crossbows. What happend --- people from Fargo and Bismarck called, if crossbows are there we are not coming. They don't have safeties, and are dangerouse. Now I don't use one, but I have shot them, and I have never seen one without a safety. The people the state lets hunt with crossbows are disabled. Is that why we should complain? After all these people have only been bow hunting for 30 or 40 years and want to continue to be with us. Who do they think they are hanging around young strong macho types. There time is up right, send them to the nursing home. Remind me what century are we in? Prejudice against the old and handicap is admirable? These guys have been with us for years it's not time to turn our backs on them now. I see this as a sad situation, what do the rest of you think? Oh by the way the crossbow shooters would have been in a class by themselves at the Jamestown shoot.

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I would agree with your analysis plainsmen. I would however caution you that unless Fargo and Bismark people were the ONLY ones who called you should be careful in your generalizations. I don't know if that was the case or if it was just mostly Fargo and Bismarck people which would make sense because that is where the greatest population lies. If it truly was a generalization about "city" folk, we must also be careful about that!! I hope the shoot is successful.
 

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I understand your point. I perhaps should have left that out even though that is what has happened. However, I don't let it influence me because I also realize that there are many very good people in those cities. It's a simple matter of mathematics. There are more people there so there are more good people, more whinners, more of everything. It has no bearing. Thanks for agreeing with me it gives me hope for the future of hunting. My goal is not to offend, but to make people think. Thanks again, and happy hunting.

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I was shooting home made bows in the 1930s and bought a Hickory bow in the late fortys after the war, Did shoot one deer with that bow. About four years ago I tore my rotor cuff off and they patched it up so I can do about every thing but pull a bow. so now I shoot a cross bow, but have to use a crank winch to cock it. And it does have a safe. With all the deer we have now it is no problem to shoot deer with one , and I fill any extra tags we can apply for with the cross bow. Adrian Dokken :sniper: :sniper: :sniper: :beer:
 
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