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The Right to Hunt

Notes from the North Woods

Bob LaBounty bagged this nice 8 pointer during the 2011 season. In the hunting party are Bruce Geraw, Cody Bennett, Colby Bradford, Mike Bennett and Roger Warner.

Bob LaBounty bagged this nice 8 pointer during the 2011 season. In the hunting party are Bruce Geraw, Cody Bennett, Colby Bradford, Mike Bennett and Roger Warner.

All sportsmen, and women, have a responsibility to defend their rights to go afield, and they should report violations of that right to the proper authorities. Failure to do so, will continue to embolden opponents to further alienate this proud minority from the mainstream population.

In this age of political correctness, it would be considered criminal to subject any minority group to the outright discrimination, and outrageous lies commonly used to demonize hunters as a bunch of bumbling, bloodthirsty buffoons.

I can only imagine the numerous ‘suits’ lining up to file a lawsuit, if the character of Elmer Fudd was portrayed as a black, Hispanic or Asian sportsman. It would be considered a hate crime. Remember, if hunters don’t stand up for their own rights, no one else will!

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

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