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UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL: A MESSAGE FOR SPORTSMEN
1/6/2017
Credit:
Jerry Neal, Colorado Outdoors Online
Unless you’ve been living in a galaxy far, far, away, you’ve probably noticed that we are a nation divided. We’ve become a country of Republicans vs. Democrats, conservatives vs. liberals and Red vs. Blue instead of the collective Red, White and Blue. And if you made it through the 2016 election without losing at least half of your Facebook friends, well done. However, politics aside, there is a common thread that binds us all as Americans, and I believe great things are in store for our nation’s future.

Although not as dramatic or polarizing, I see a similar division among sportsmen these days. I see fly fishermen berating those who spinfish hunters attacking fellow hunters (especially women) for harvesting mountain lions or bears archery, muzzleloader and rifle hunters bickering about which method of take is the most noble and catch-and-release advocates bashing someone for legally keeping a fish or two for the dinner table.


Read the entire article on the Colorado Outdoors website:
https://coloradooutdoorsmag.com/2017/01/05/united-we-stand-divided-we-fall-a-message-for-sportsmen/

Member comments
by: skiman on 1/7/2017 6:36:00 PM
Nothing new there. It's been going on for years.
 
by: MOJO on 1/8/2017 7:34:00 AM
For me there is no place for politics in the outdoors, at all. The plains or forest are the places where I can actually place humanity in the perspective where it belongs, as opposed to environment of the nonstop noise of human activity we have in our daily lives.