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By Larry S. Moore
As the Division of Wildlife press release on the conclusion of the spring turkey season notes, the harvest was down 7 percent. Spring turkey hunters found a mixed bag of
weather and hunting results. Many
reasons, or excuses, are being offered.
Dayton Daily News outdoors writer Jim Robey writes:
- Some hunters blame a cold snap about the time the hunting began. Others question whether Ohio really has as many wild turkeys as claimed by the Division of Wildlife.
Randy Dyer of Sinking Springs, about 30 miles southeast of Hillsboro, has his own theory. And after taking two gobblers during the first week of the season, it's obvious this hunter knows something about the great game bird.
"The problem is not a shortage of turkeys. I think the growing numbers of birds is making hunting more difficult," Dyer said.
...Dyer believes there is such an abundance of hens in the big flocks that gobblers find it very easy to locate a mate, or as many mates as they want. Turkeys are polygamous.
"In my opinion that's why we hear less gobbling and hunters find it harder to call in a gobbler," Dyer stated.
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By Mike Hudson
Niagara Falls Reporter
Having been a registered Democrat since the Ford administration, I know
better than to say my party is a lead-pipe cinch in next year's
presidential election. If there is any way to screw it up, the Democrats
will find it.
The wretched candidacies of Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis and John
Kerry provide ample evidence of that. I am happy, then -- and somewhat
amazed -- that in the wake of the recent massacre at Virginia Tech not
one of the Democrats vying for the 2008 presidential nomination sallied
forth to call for even more draconian gun-control laws.
...The issue has been a loser for the Democrats for nearly 40 years, since
the passage of the federal Gun Control Act of 1968. It was exacerbated
during the Clinton administration by passage of the Brady Handgun
Violence Prevention Act, popularly known as "The Brady Bill."
Both of these pieces of legislation have failed miserably, in that there
are more guns on the street today and gun crime is as high as it ever was.
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Buckeye Firearm Association's web site is seeing an amazing growth in visitors and new articles are being posted several times a week.
With everything that is going on, it is easy to miss some important and interesting articles. To make sure that you don't miss anything, we are going to repost one of our more popular articles every Friday.
This week's "Friday Flashback" is....
Which One Would You Prefer?
By Chris Chumita
The gun-grabbers have a strange view of the world. To them, the world would be a better place if all of the law-abiding citizens were disarmed. It is almost as if they believe that all of the murderers, rapists, and violent felons would suddenly change their ways if you did not own a gun. It also seems that they would rather see a private citizen raped, murdered, or seriously injured rather then use a firearm for self-defense.
The world is not a perfect place and the police cannot be everywhere. It is up to us to be responsible for our own protection. If the unthinkable happens, we must be prepared to do what has to be done in order to survive. That may involve carrying a gun for self-defense. By carrying a gun, we know that there is a possibility that we may have to use deadly force to protect ourselves or our loved ones. To gun-grabbers, that IS the problem.
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