Posted 11-19-2004 at 03:55:39
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Good morning Folks. It's a little past 6 am and I think we are in for some rain later today. Hope all of you have gentle breezes and a warm sun.
I'd like to get your opinion on a matter of concern which has plagued me for several days.
To begin with, the cable company recently added the "Sportsman's Channel", to our basic service.
Now, more out of curiousity than anything else, I started watching it. And, it has been most enlightening. For, what I'm finding out is that those "Good-ole-boy-hunters" ain't no where near as concerned with downing a Bear, Boar, Elk, Moose or Deer, as they are about the latest fashion of camouflage attire.
In one episode, there was six of seven hunters in a party and they were wearing six or seven different camo patterns. Some had differing shades of bark and black vertical streaks which would be useful in the woods. Others sported varing shades of leaf patterns ranging from mostly green to mostly brown and red which would resemble a walking tree if the forest had finished dropping leaves. But, the one that really rattles my mind is the bright flourecent orange with about 10 or 15 percent coverage of black leaves.
Now people help me out here if you will. Has being an outdoorsman fallen to the point where it's a parade of fashion. Or, am I wrong in my thinking. I wonder what Jim Bridger would have to say about todays hunter. Well, I've got a notion he'd be saying what I'm saying,......GIVE ME A BREAAAAKKKKK.
Next time we'll discuss the proper tone for inwoods whispering after getting off a shot.