Stop Maryland's season of cruelty: fall bow hunting -

Anticipating autumn's bounty of cooler weather, glorious sunshine and majestic foliage also brings sadness to my heart, knowing the suffering about to be inflicted by Maryland's bow hunters on our deer starting ... Full Story

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#173771 Jan 28, 2013
Medicinebow wrote:
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I keep every file. I back them up to 2 external hard drives and then burn a copy to dvd. I'm considering internet storage also.
They do burn up space. But my 3tb hd has plenty of room. I'm getting well over 30Mb per shot by shooting raw+jpg.
Yes, blue grouse.
Got my Ruffed Grouse! Can't wait to head back up for more (better quality) photos, hopefully this coming weekend. He is SOOO skittish and very clever! He knows when I'm outside, even when I'm hidden.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#173772 Jan 28, 2013
Squach wrote:
<quoted text>Good luck! I just might disagree though, smoked back strap is pretty darn good too!
So was that giant bowl of vanilla ice cream I just polished off.:)

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#173773 Jan 28, 2013
Mamasita wrote:
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Hey Bigot, a little FYI about the "trailer park" residents you are attempting to disparage. Out here in sunny, wonderful weather, San Diego, most trailer parks are designated for senior citizens. That is very common for those homes in nearby vicinity of the beach. It would still set you back, Bigot, a cool $300k. I might have bought one, but I'm not a senior.
ADV Rider Salute -
Mamasita
I hear you had a little cold weather down there recently, eh?

As I watch the weather across the country, I'm glad I'm up here in the north. When I get a hot flash, I can go outside in 15 degree temperatures and get instant relief! If I was in Texas where it's 90 degrees, I'd be screwed. Though I do love Texas.

Besides, the snow is SOOOO pretty! You should see some of the Common Redpoll photos I've gotten. They look so good on a spruce branch covered in snow! Bet you'll never see THAT in San Diego.

“HUNTING RIGHTS ADVOCATE”

Since: Oct 08

Boggy Creek

#173774 Jan 28, 2013
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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So was that giant bowl of vanilla ice cream I just polished off.:)
Tease!!!! What? No Hershey's chocolate syrup?

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#173775 Jan 28, 2013
Mamasita wrote:
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Yeah? Don't the animals have a right to defend their home? After all, we moved into their homes.
And conservation isn't a responsibility undertaken by most. Not in the least.
Unless one is willing to commit suicide, we will always displace animals.

You are correct though, conservation is something not undertaken by most. That is my purpose in life.....to encourage conservation. Our disturbance can be minimal with a little planning and caring.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#173776 Jan 28, 2013
Mamasita wrote:
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I can't turn back the clock. Duh. But clue, if I buy a home on a cliff, overlooking the ocean, and my home slides into the ocean, certainly I bore some responsibility, right? If you choose to live in the woods, then whine about how horrible your wild neighbors are - then you are a pathetic loser.
Accept personal responsibility in your own choices. Instead, you hunters kill anything that gets in your way.
I LOVE my wild neighbors. The Ruffed Grouse has been giving me a heck of a time trying to capture him on digital media. I've just been having way too much fun in that endeavor. The real challenge will be trying to find him drumming in the spring when there's no snow on the ground! Given a choice, I'll take the woods over the ocean any day. I can't walk on water. But I do like the pelicans and the shorebirds too.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#173777 Jan 28, 2013
Mamasita wrote:
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Ever consider that these kids that you disparage are kept in the dark by the mega companies that infiltrate their lives, relentlessly. Sadly, money is often the greatest influence of laws and regulations. So mega companies, lobbyists, protect their special interests and many youth are, as what you refer to, as "sheltered". No, they simply lack adequate representation! Kids have more to deal with today then you or I ever had to deal with.
"Kids have more to deal with today then you or I ever had to deal with."
Doesn't every generation say that? Is it really true? How do you know?

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#173778 Jan 28, 2013
Mamasita wrote:
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Bigot. Vegans, vegetarians, animal rights activists, anti- hunting folks, etc, represent a great portion of society.
Ever consider that some people will never understand how you could take the life of an animal? To many, that is sick.
Best thing anyone can do to help animals is stop eating them.
"Best thing anyone can do to help animals is stop eating them."

How will that help them? Does that mean they will never die?
The best thing anyone can do to help animals is conserve their habitat.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#173779 Jan 28, 2013
Mamasita wrote:
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Maybe not, more likely.
You need to get out more. You assume everyone eats flesh. Sad. What would you serve for dinner if you were having some vegetarian as dinner guests, bigot? Lemme guess: lettuce! So intelligent...
Mac and cheese or spaghetti is always a good option. Maybe I would simply ask them what they want for dinner.

What would you serve if you were having a normal dinner guest?

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#173780 Jan 28, 2013
Mamasita wrote:
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Wow. How stupid. My home has been here for many decades. But using your logic, are you responsible to the descendants of the slaves your ancestors once "owned".
If I surf or dive in the ocean, get attacked by a shark, its not the sharks fault. If you live out in Timbuktu and a bear breaks in to your digs, it's not the bears fault. But you killing ears, beavers,coyotes, etc., you make it their fault.
You live in their home !
If you surf or dive in the ocean, and get attacked by a shark, would you kill it to save your life....IF you had the means to do so?

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#173781 Jan 28, 2013
Squach wrote:
<quoted text>Tease!!!! What? No Hershey's chocolate syrup?
Can't do it. I'm on a diet!:)

“HUNTING RIGHTS ADVOCATE”

Since: Oct 08

Boggy Creek

#173782 Jan 29, 2013
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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Can't do it. I'm on a diet!:)
ROTFLMAO!! Sounds like my kinda' diet!

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#173783 Jan 29, 2013
Squach wrote:
<quoted text>The point is that where EVERYONE lives was once the home of someone or something else. Using your "logic" we should spend the next two or three centuries sorting it all out and giving it all back to the "original" owners. Just a little example for ya; what happened to the plethora of critters who lived in the area beside the stream before the beavers dammed up the stream and flooded that area? What became of their homes? It happens all day long, every day whether man is involved or not. Once again you attempt to separate humans from the natural order. It's just one of the many basic flaws in your philosophy.
Man may be a "natural" creature, but we do things that are unnatural. And we do those things on a very large scale. I'll take a beaver dam any day.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martis_Cree...

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#173784 Jan 29, 2013
I'm glad this report is FINALLY being put out there. Maybe now the government(s) will take real action and not just neuter and release to kill more wildlife.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/01/29...

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#173785 Jan 29, 2013
Squach wrote:
<quoted text>ROTFLMAO!! Sounds like my kinda' diet!
No doubt you would enjoy it immensely, Squach. It's homemade with no preservatives and comes from the farm down the street. Even better... it comes in HALF GALLONS...... you know, the size they sold in grocery stores before Obama caused inflation to go through the ozone layer and every company on earth reduced the portions in their packages?!

“Hey”

Since: Nov 07

laurel md

#173786 Jan 30, 2013
peteoo wrote:
When a 14 year old boy or girl has no idea of where their meat comes from, and how the animal that provided it lived, I would say that is more of a sheltered issue than one of purity. There are plenty of kids in that arena. I suspect/believe your daughter is not, and is fairly well versed. Once they get the education, they THEN get to decide what's right and wrong for themselves.
When "'my thoughts' are purer than your's, so your actions must match mine", I have a problem.
I'm all about having laws that we all live under and when we don't like them we change them.
Regulated, legalized hunting is how we decide who gets to hunt what where and when.
Show me another way, short of shutting down hunting for all, and I'll all ears. Maybe your daughter has some thoughts?
Mamasita wrote:
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Ever consider that these kids that you disparage are kept in the dark by the mega companies that infiltrate their lives, relentlessly. Sadly, money is often the greatest influence of laws and regulations. So mega companies, lobbyists, protect their special interests and many youth are, as what you refer to, as "sheltered". No, they simply lack adequate representation! Kids have more to deal with today then you or I ever had to deal with.
I think we both agree that a parent's job is to educate their child. And no...I wasn't disparaging any children. Just another one of your weak attacks.

I completely understand the desire a parent has in protecting the innocence (purity is a great synonym) of children, and letting them be children for as long as they can.

I'm sure you haven't been filling your kids' minds with ever present thoughts of the boogie man since they were infants.

I said 'once they get the education' and think it's wholly appropriate for parents to make the decision as to when that happens, and who gives it to them.

I suspect you wouldn't want me teaching your kids reality, and you'd much rather have them digest your doctored version.

“Hey”

Since: Nov 07

laurel md

#173788 Jan 30, 2013
Mamasita wrote:
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Bigot. Vegans, vegetarians, animal rights activists, anti- hunting folks, etc, represent a great portion of society.
Ever consider that some people will never understand how you could take the life of an animal? To many, that is sick.
Best thing anyone can do to help animals is stop eating them.
All anti-hunters (to include the obvious vegans and animal rights activists, as well as meat eating anti-hunters) make up about 25% of the population.

That's been pointed out in both local and national polls.

So yeah, if you say 25% is a great portion of society...you're correct.

Anti-hunting meat eaters make up the largest segment (like 80%) of that 25%. I believe those are the ones you are targeting instead of increasing the number of hypocrites.

Alternatively, those anti-hunting meat eaters could look at life from a completely different perspective and come to realize that they can have a significant positive effect on animals overall. They could start hunting and eating that meat instead of factory farmed animals.

Granted you don't achieve the fully enlightened double diamond status of a vegan but it's a step in, arguably, the right direction.

Listen carefully to the crickets as the vegan community responds to that statement.
Get Out

Jacksonville, NC

#173789 Jan 30, 2013
Mamasita wrote:
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Hey Bigot, a little FYI about the "trailer park" residents you are attempting to disparage. Out here in sunny, wonderful weather, San Diego, most trailer parks are designated for senior citizens. That is very common for those homes in nearby vicinity of the beach. It would still set you back, Bigot, a cool $300k. I might have bought one, but I'm not a senior.
ADV Rider Salute -
Mamasita
Another deflection attempt by Smokey again, there’s nothing new here. You still displaced animals and birds as a vegan.

You call me a Bigot? Do you even know the definition? Does the definition apply to you an ARA vegan towards hunters? That would make you a hypocrite!
Definition of BIGOT
: A person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially: one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance.

ADV Rider Salute: the number of brain cells you have left? Another Dead Vegan, What?

“HUNTING RIGHTS ADVOCATE”

Since: Oct 08

Boggy Creek

#173790 Jan 30, 2013
Mamasita wrote:
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Bigot. Vegans, vegetarians, animal rights activists, anti- hunting folks, etc, represent a great portion of society.
Ever consider that some people will never understand how you could take the life of an animal? To many, that is sick.
Best thing anyone can do to help animals is stop eating them.
No, you are the bigot and you prove it with every post. Vegans and vegetarians are a miniscule minority in the world population and the majority of them who post here seem to be raging bigots toward the vast majority of humanity who are meat eaters. I just call 'em as I see 'em.

“I Love California”

Since: Jul 08

In Cali..of course!

#173791 Jan 31, 2013
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
I'm glad this report is FINALLY being put out there. Maybe now the government(s) will take real action and not just neuter and release to kill more wildlife.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/01/29...
So will you be pleased if every cat that is unfortunate enough to be dumped, abandoned, homeless, cold, sickly and hungry is killed? I assume that is what you are referring to when you say, "real action."

This reminds me to give a donation to one of my favorite animal protection groups.

http://www.alleycat.org/page.aspx...

Do you ever consider that you would be more effective in educating people about pet responsibility, then having just a kill em off attitude (like you seem to have about cats.) You and I agree on our admiration of the top predators and how they are given a unfair, bad rap many times. Why can't you extend your understanding to an animal that shares some of those amazing predatory instincts?(Even as man was domesticating them for their own selfish reasons.)

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