Is it just me?

Discussion in 'Community Forum' started by Danno, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. Danno

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    okay to jump right in, the increase in new gun ownership, the increase in hunting licences, and the overall increase in outdoor interest. Is it just me or is anyone else noticing a trend of city folks coming out to parks and nature reserves with their $500.00 backpacks, and $350.00 worth of camo clothing, and talking to other people on the trails or camping like their 1800's settlers just passing through and how wonderful the fresh air and scenery is. Now i get it the increased interest is nice, but i also want good increased interest, not city folk that come out and toss their special k energy bar wrappers all over the place.... Is it just me?
     
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  2. carnivore

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    Id say its best to help them as best you can, when you can. Investing in people that are different than you is hard and might not pay dividends for a very long time. Maybe you’ll somehow get more than you give but i cant tell you im right, i only hope im right.
    -Or- if you just cant stomach taking my advice, then make and sell them some overpriced gear, teach outdoor survival skills classes, and rake in some cash lol.
     
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  3. HuntressOfLight

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    Your chosen avatar looks like it could be a special little tranquil place at times. If it were my special little place, I would not desire for many people to come trampling throughout it, either. Perhaps you are noticing a mere temporary increase in tourists, simply due strictly to the extended health restrictions. Seems most logical and that all will return to normal once disregarded. Problem is that once a special little tranquil place is discovered, people wish to share their lovely experience with others, much like you may have possibly done with your nice avatar.
     
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  4. EdLongshanks

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    My only point is....if you advocate for public land, it’s open to everyone whether you like it or not. Just saying....
     
  5. KY Swamp Beagler

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    There aren’t many “big city folk” around the places I hunt, but there’s still plenty of trash being thrown out.

    To be honest I see an increase in trash after modern gun deer season.

    I don’t worry about the folks spending money on hunting supplies because a percent of that money goes back to conservation. I don’t believe backpacks fall into that category. License sales, ammo, guns and hunting gear would contribute.
     
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  6. HuntressOfLight

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    I never even knew that public land existed in the way of hunting, until I came up here. I did not even initially understand the term, when first reading of it upon this website and actually had to issue query of it in regards to hunting, for thorough understanding, even though I had spent extended time upon a WMA for a photo op and became aware that people could hunt upon it at times. It was simply one of many places in which my father had frequently hunted before being developed into public land.

    My prior ignorance regarding all would most certainly fall in line with those described by the OP. We are simply unaware that we are traversing upon hunting lands and even upon learning vague reference via signage pay very little attention, in most cases. I feel fairly confident that I simply happen to be an exception to the latter and only because I come from a family of hunters, whereas most do not.

    Whereas I can now understand some of the benefits in having public land for hunting, I am most certainly not an advocate for it, but I am not an advocate of public land pertaining to much of anything, being fully aware that such can so very easily tilt our country into socialism and then communism. I do not believe that today's youth understands the dangers nor signs of such creeping into our culture and at a more rapid speed than ever before now. It is highly disconcerting to me.
     
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  7. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    This is federal land (not state owned land) it was difficult to find a national map with only state owned land. This was eye opening the first time i saw it.
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  8. Stone Branch

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    I take as much pleasure from my own 164 acres in the hills as I did 3 million acres of the San Juan National Forest. I generally enjoyed the occasional comrade in the back country as well as daily niceties along the biking and hiking trails but it's better now.

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  9. Bluegrass_Tactics

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    I hear this issue caused some ruckus in the not too far distant past round about Nevada and Oregon...
     
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  10. My only trip to Colorado was to the San Juan area, stayed in Ouray where they filmed the beginning of the original True Grit and I believe that trucker movie Sly made where he arm wrestled too, can’t remember name. I lasted one night in Ouray and after a sleepless night I had to head back down to a lower elevation.
     
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  11. Bluegrass_Tactics

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    That movie is "Over the Top".
     
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  12. DaveO

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    Yes! It’s just you
     
  13. muddhunter

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    Can you tell us what parks and nature preserves you are referring to?
     
  14. muddhunter

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    Not to mention, if you are in Jefferson county, you ain't exactly Jeremiah Johnson yourself.
     
  15. 1wildcatfan

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    What are u doing in the parks and nature reserves? Same thing the city folks are doing but dressed different?
     

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