Don’t have a “hanker’n” to take a bear. I hear the meat is good, but can be tough. However, I expect that prep is key. And a bear rug would be cool in the bar. But $300 for a non residence license, plus travel and accommodation….with no guarantee of at least a shot; I’ll stick to deer hunting in about 7-8 weeks from my balcony.
But I will admit, if I had the cash to blow, I would be all over that Black Bear hunt.
Oh good, that tired old argument. It's really very solid to someone who is too stupid to see the difference.
 August 3, 2015 at 9:29pm
I *love* seal pup….especially when seared with olive oil.
 August 3, 2015 at 9:27pm
The guy makes a valid point.
I am a hunter, and every year, when I pay my fees to get my basic hunting license, with big game stamp so I can take deer are just the beginning. Each year I have to really scour the DNR websites for the current regulations, and they can be pretty extensive in my area. What is legal in one county vs. another county on the same day can vary drastically. And it is important to pay attention to what is legal from one day to the next. Doe may be legal, or Buck maybe legal, it changes throughout the season.
I find it ridiculous how they switch back and forth with just basic deer season here in the US; but the bottom line, it all comes down to wildlife management. I’ll deal with the regulations as far as what, when and how I can take game; but I have to trust the government to manage it correctly. And the government’s track record in terms of managing anything well is dubious at best.
They switch back and forth (between bucks and does, how many etc) based on the current population. The carrying capacity of the habitat (food, water, shelter etc) changes based on weather conditions, and survival rates. If you have a drought followed by a severe winter, your doe/fawn rate is going to be compromised. Thus buck only season. If you have a wet summer, and a mild winter, your doe/fawn survival rate is going to go up, so they harvest some of the does to maintain the population at a healthy level. If you have too many animals, then they eat themselves out of house and home, and you have widespread starvation and disease. Also, the Pittman Robertson Act of the 1930s assesses a surcharge on all hunting and fishing equipment sold and those funds also goes to conservation. Any time you buy a gun or ammo or a fishing pole, you contribute to conservation. It's the one thing the government has done right.
The Turtle looks like he came from different parts ... especially the eyes and mouth...LOL
The What-haus is full of dismembered body parts !!!
 August 3, 2015 at 7:49pm
Roger that, Sarge.
 August 3, 2015 at 7:44pm
 August 3, 2015 at 7:33pm
Sarge, in m time in the Navy, as a collateral duty, I had to maintain classified material up to “Secret”. Most of the “Confidential” material regarding ship capabilities could be found in “Janes Fighting Ships”; but nevertheless, if I had taken a single page from the Confidential stack, and put it in a drawer next to a copy of “Janes Fighting Ships” in my home, I would be in the brig so fast it would make my head spin.
Lake: Good point. I also had a 'Top Secret' clearance and had no illusions whatsoever how much trouble I could get into to. Anyway, I have a theory as to why Hillary has skated thus far. She knows EXACTLY what happened that night inside the White House when four brave Americans were left to die in Benghazi.
She knows who gave the rescue STAND DOWN ORDER, and it didn't come from some military flunky. Recall Watergate? Well, Hillary is the new "Deep Throat" that could bring down the presidency via impeachment of Obama. I know that's "just a theory" but I've got that "old feeling" and it's not a good "feeling." Anyway, she's protected as long as HE is in the White House. Maybe forever because they probably will never go after HIM like they did Mr. Nixon.
Roger that, Sarge.
Did you take the lie detector test for yours??
That is EXACTLY how Secure Documentation procedures are handled.
The problem isn't with Hillary, Americans are too stupid and out of touch to realize the how bad this crime and cover up really is...the Repubs can't (or won't) explain it in a way to break through the Liberal Media Lies.
The Rosenbergs stole and sold Secure Docs and were executed for it. Hillary had EVERY Secure e-mail sent to and from her server that was NOT SECURED by the FBI Documentation Control group. Every e-mail in her tenure could have been hacked, read and distributed to our enemies.
Who the Hell is Jane and why does she have her own fleet of fighting ships? Sounds like a tuff chick.
Sarge and Sailor, my first MOS was duty as an Army M.P. and I was assigned to a NATO Site in the former FRG. After my initial duty as a guard, I received a Top Secret Clearance and became an agent that handled EXTREMELY classified material and messages all the way up to SHAPE HQ and NATO HQ. That was from 1984-1987. The Army made it very clear that I was to NEVER reveal anything that was discussed with V Corps, USAREUR, SHAPE or NATO concerning the site. How Hillary can get away with this is beyond comprehension.
Exactly, we used to have secret intelligence meetings only to see it displayed on the news as we exited the briefing, yet, still we were told to stay quiet as to not confirm any information. It was very disheartening.
 August 3, 2015 at 7:30pm
General Petraeus must be really ticked off right now.
he don't care.
he's getting top dollar, in addition to full US bennies, to teach US military history to pseudo-socialist returds at Exeter College in England these days.
conveniently out of sight and ear-reach.
 August 3, 2015 at 7:27pm
I would rather view them as contributing citizens for the future. But since you brought it up, if we would stop coddling lazy, non-producers by just giving them free money; maybe they would get off their rear ends and get a job, or create a job for themselves to improve their lives.
But we make it too easy for them. And it is bankrupting our society. But I tell you what, I would rather stop illegal immigration and devote the benefit dollars they get to helping our own babies to live.
 August 3, 2015 at 7:22pm
a/k/a “Murder, Incorporated”.
 August 3, 2015 at 7:14pm
When I heard Harry Reid’s comment regarding “moral compass”, I just about tossed my cookies.
Those who defend federal money going to Planned Parenthood, to fund abortions have lost their moral compass. Without question, they are funneling money into the abortion sphere; and they are selling the parts for a profit; which is a Felony.
This is not about making abortion flat out illegal (although I wish is was); its about where Taxpayer money goes. The same money sent to PP can go to community health centers that do not perform abortions and provide all other “womens health” services.
You want to get an abortion and can deal with the reality you are killing a human being? Have at it, it is not illegal. But I sure as heck dont’ want to be a part of it. And taxpayer money going to this deplorable practice makes me a part of it.
Dingy Harry, amoral liberal. His moral compass is non existent. He is laughing, as we speak.
'Mitch, more rye? '
'Sure Harry, make it a double.'
'Harry, put on that classic, We Built This City.'
'Already have Mitchy, now scooch on over here give us a kiss....'
Harry's a character, all right. He possesses the "moral compass" of an alley cat.
I would love to tell Reid off. It would be worth being in jail for one night. He is going to face his god one of these days. He cannot tell me he believes in our GOD.
 August 3, 2015 at 7:01pm
“fetal tissue was used for research during both of their administrations and has been for the last 90 years, including to help make vaccines that have save millions of lives.”
Clever wording. Did it save more lives than babies killed? Is that your measure of human life? Destroy defenseless babies in the name of maybe saving those whom made it out of the womb unscathed? Is that what you are really saying?