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Doc Nock
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Smithhammer wrote: Thanks for your thoughts, Doc.

I should probably also clarify – I don’t personally subscribe to the mantra that we as hunters “all have to stick together” on everything, across the board, when it comes down to defending certain practices that I find ethically suspect. If we don’t regulate ourselves to a certain degree, then we should expect that others (non-hunters) will. But I’d much rather see us focusing criticism on things which are truly giving hunting a bad name, rather than what I see as the sorts of trivial things mentioned above. I mean really -caring about whether someone wears camo or plaid? What are we, fashion police? 🙄 😉

That’s one of the many reasons I respect your voice, Bruce…

You realize that the keyboard lacks the human touch… but I think that most who regularly follow here know without a doubt that your heart is on the important issues, not the petty ones…

Bow Quiver vs. back or side quiver. 2 blade or 3 or 4? WT?

Seriously? Eat a brick, Kemo Sabe! 😈

I DO like to see the THOUGHTS behind choices expounded upon and it challenges ME to question if my basis for choice is solid or rather less then…

But the things we as a “fraternity” seem to get off on at times, seems to me to be “off”…

If someone says, I Like 4 fletch because it seems to work better for me…who can argue that?

If someone says, “Four fletch is the only ETHICAL way to go!! ” i’ll be weighing in on that one and asking WT? and How The? cause it don’t pencil on paper as an edict!

People, indigenous and modern have been experimenting most likely since time began to hunt better, eat better, & not lose critters when survival was a knife edge struggle, and today, it can be one of a PR SURVIVAL knife edge for our beloved hunting to co-exist in modern times.

When easier meets up and joins with lack of practice, skill, understanding or commitment to the life we try to snuff out, I get a bit zealous myself! :shock::oops:

But there is no one HOLY GRAIL in all this and that will raise my hackles when someone says “it’s this way or ELSE!” Nah…