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This Is one part of two articles that I encourage any waterfowl hunter or sportsmen In general about whats happening to our neighbors to the north and could happen here if we as sportsmen dont keep a vidual eye on whats happening In Washington DC and on who we vote for because as these times get more uncertain some of these same groups that are allready established here In the US gain foothold and growing support and we as sportsmen are the minority in this as a hole and must stick together because united we have a voice in these issues and cannot be ignored, but yet we fight and squabble amongst ourselves they will find a chenk In our armor and try to bring us down. I encourage anybody to go to deltawaterfowl.org and read whats happing in Canada and keep it in the back of your mind that we can never let it get that point here In america. Here is just a peice of one of those articles.

Regular readers of this column are aware that the future of hunting faces numerous challenges in Canada, and it is foremost on the minds of Canadian waterfowlers. Most hunters are perilously unaware of how close they have come in recent times to losing their shotguns, or to having their hunting grounds declared off limits. Others have experienced the sad and angry flow of emotion when they no longer have access to places they have hunted all their lives. To never see another sunrise with gun in hand, or the flight at day- break on a familiar duck marsh, is the price of ignoring threats to the future of waterfowling. I’ve often said that US waterfowlers need to keep an eye on events in Canada, as the issues facing waterfowl hunters, and the manner in which various anti- hunting groups, governments and conservation groups react, and the politics of hunter- defense, is informative. In short, the battle for waterfowling in Canada is coming to the US, it is just a matter of time.
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   iron man
its sad whats happening right now. after duck hunting 11 out of the 16 whole years of my life, i will never be told i cant hunt. its a way of life, its a tradition, its not a sport, its not a killing spree. animals are animals. humans are humans. whatever i wrote doesnt make sense but okay. we need to watch who we vote for. to me mccain, even though im 16 and have no idea how politics work, mccain is the best choice. but its just my opinion. but let me learn you something, if i am told i cant hunt, then well i dont know what im going to do, but if it happens, i'll think of something to do.
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Well spoken iron man. I'm impressed with your knowledge at such a young age. We as hunters are a dying breed, and need to stay together. It pains me to see people squabbling on this website day in and day out. These people obviously don't understand that if we become divided over every little issue, anti-hunters will use that to gain the upper hand. Politics are just that, politics. Politicians are unpredictable, and it is impossible to say who would be the one to support hunting or to destroy it for us. All we can do is stick together and fight for what we believe is our right.
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