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Proof that not all politicians aren't turkeys

In an unprecedented show of support for conservation, Obama's transition team held three meetings with Nomsen and other conservation leaders since his November election victory.

According to an Associated Press report, the pheasant meal also featured seafood stew, duck, sponge cake and California wines. The menu was based loosely on dishes President Lincoln enjoyed.

In other wildlife related news, the U.S. Airways jet that recently crash landed in the Hudson River lost the use of both engines when it encountered a flock of Canadian geese near LaGuardia airport. Although the engines on the Airbus A320 were designed to keep working if birds of four pounds or less passed through its turbines, Canada geese can be much bigger than that. Aviation's dilemma: in this case the flight patterns for migrating geese and airplanes are the same.

Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at brookside18@adelphia.net

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