March 14, 2006 at 8:48am
Well, I hope someone who reads these forums went to the Alexandria meeting and let's us know what the turn-out WAS.
Most press releases that are sent to the area papers that I've experienced, have been in the Sports section, sandwiched between stats,etc., and one would have to know the press release was there somewhere, and hunt for it.
Surprisingly to some, very few people are concerned about hunting at this time of year,as they are focused on other things like making a living,kids,etc. I don't know how many people check the few hunting site forums,but suspect it is a very small number of the same old heads, and even a smaller number take the time to scroll past the 7 or 8 latest posts. Have no idea how many go into the WL&F website,but would not imagine it to be a great number. After the Ruston meeting to which I referred, I checked with 3 Sporting Goods stores in the Monroe area, and the guys working the gun counters had not heard of the meetings. These guys are supposed to be like barbers, and know some stuff!
I agree with Henry that one must be invoved in order to earn the right to complain if things don't go the way he/she would like. Sort of like not voting and then complaining about who got elected. To those that bash Henry,how many other people on the Commission,or in the WL&F have the guts, or enough interest to post on this forum? I've always found he listens to reasoned debate,whether he can do anything about it or not. Remember, his is just one of several Commissioners.
Now, if these meeting were held in early October for changes to the next year,that may be a different matter.