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Old 02 October 2007, 11:45   #1
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We retired today and plan on going fishing in our new home port. Hope we do not catch one of these displayed at the local marina. Please note that 99% of billfish caught in this area are released; only the trophy fish are kept. weight was 750lbs
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Congrats on retirement.

Hope your new home keeps you well.

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Its sad to see them hanging like that. It always looks wrong.
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I know what you mean. However, it is no different than a cow hanging at you local wholesale butcher. You just buy it wrapped in plastic at Tesco's. This coming weekend there is a fishing tournement that will raise about $20k for preservation of billfish. On balance I think that is a good situation. Another example, is that this coming Hunting season the State of Arizona will sell 70,000 deer/elk hunting permits @ $120.00 each and not more than 5%-10% will be successful. All the proceeds go to wildlife preservation. Just "swings and roundabouts" I am afraid.
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the State of Arizona will sell 70,000 deer/elk hunting permits @ $120.00 each and not more than 5%-10% will be successful. All the proceeds go to wildlife preservation. Just "swings and roundabouts" I am afraid.
Sounds very similar to some of the south african countries (Namibia etc). You can "buy a bullet" at between 1000 and 10000 USD. Most hunters miss (and if they wing an animal they have to pay extra for the tracker/ranger to kill the animal with one of their bullets.
It pays for the programs that manage the wildlife and ensures there is also funds to minimise poaching through better ranger services.
Its the same the whole world over. Its the rich that get the pleasure!

Enjoy retirement (roll on the next 20 years ....)

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Sounds very similar to some of the south african countries (Namibia etc). You can "buy a bullet" at between 1000 and 10000 USD. Most hunters miss (and if they wing an animal they have to pay extra for the tracker/ranger to kill the animal with one of their bullets.
It pays for the programs that manage the wildlife and ensures there is also funds to minimise poaching through better ranger services.
Its the same the whole world over. Its the rich that get the pleasure!

Enjoy retirement (roll on the next 20 years ....)

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Sorry, you have got it totally wrong. There are few if any guided hunting trips in Arizona. 99.9% of hunters are private individuals earning an average wage. They go out for about 3 days of searching/camping and hiking. Then if they are lucky enough to "get one" they have to gut it, cut it into quarters so it can be hand carried back to a truck, take it to a butcher or do it.
themselves. Please do your reseach before you spout off.
PS. Sorry, you sound like one of those Brit. unworldly Mamby Pambys's that always has something to whine about and want to rescue the world. Enjoy you next trip to Tesco's.
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PS. Sorry, you sound like one of those Brit. unworldly Mamby Pambys's that always has something to whine about and want to rescue the world. Enjoy you next trip to Tesco's.
I wish it wasn't the case but in the UK we have absolutely no areas to roam freely in a 4 x 4 or whatever and shoot stuff just for the shear hell.

Only the rich can afford to do that. or the Pikey's.

Therefore every Brit seems to feel its his god given right to make everyone else feel guilty for our own lack of freedom and excitement.

Its probably why I like boating. Most of the time it gets you away from all the regulations and restrictions.

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PS. Only 5292 days until I retire and maybe get the chance to live somewhere warm and spacious.
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Only the rich can afford to do that. or the Pikey's.
So, are you saying we do have areas to roam freely?
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Sorry, you have got it totally wrong. There are few if any guided hunting trips in Arizona. 99.9% of hunters are private individuals earning an average wage. They go out for about 3 days of searching/camping and hiking. Then if they are lucky enough to "get one" they have to gut it, cut it into quarters so it can be hand carried back to a truck, take it to a butcher or do it.
themselves. Please do your reseach before you spout off.
PS. Sorry, you sound like one of those Brit. unworldly Mamby Pambys's that always has something to whine about and want to rescue the world. Enjoy you next trip to Tesco's.
After reading it I was thinking he was on your side
But hay I did go to the pub last night

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