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PatrickMemberNovember 14, 2015 at 12:20 pmPost count: 1148PatrickMemberNovember 13, 2015 at 11:17 pmPost count: 1148PatrickMemberNovember 13, 2015 at 11:13 pmPost count: 1148PatrickMemberNovember 13, 2015 at 5:21 pmPost count: 1148
Here’s Ducks Unlimited reply to my email:
On Nov 13, 2015 10:05 AM, “Eric Keszler” wrote:
Mr. Smeaton: This is in response to your recent e-mail.
E. Donnall Thomas was a freelance contributor to Ducks Unlimited magazine. He was not a DU employee. He wrote the “Closing Time” column, which appeared on the back page of every issue. Mr. Thomas had been writing this column for DU since 2001.
In the Fall 2015 issue of Outside Bozeman, Mr. Thomas wrote an article entitled: “A Rift Runs Through It; Fighting For Access to the Ruby River.” The article dealt with ongoing legal challenges related to public access on a portion of Montana’s Ruby River that runs through a longstanding DU volunteer leader’s property in Montana. DU recognizes there are many views on this issue, but our mission is waterfowl and wetlands conservation. As a result, DU has no position on the stream access issue in Montana.
In DU’s opinion, the article published by Mr. Thomas in Outside Bozeman publicly and very personally attacked a DU volunteer leader. We felt that the article demonstrated a lack of fairness in vilifying a member of the DU family without allowing that person the opportunity to provide his perspective.
As a result, DU decided to discontinue its relationship with Mr. Thomas. We would be similarly concerned if Mr. Thomas had written comparable statements about any DU volunteer leader. DU honors freedom of speech, but also honors our volunteers.
Mr. Thomas has the right to express his opinions in any way he sees fit. DU has the right to choose who contributes to its publications.
Attachment: Outside Bozeman article by E. Donnall Thomas
Senior Communications Specialist Ducks Unlimited
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cell: 901-268-9256PatrickMemberNovember 13, 2015 at 2:33 amPost count: 1148PatrickMemberNovember 12, 2015 at 5:45 pmPost count: 1148
Here’s the NY Times article with DU “heels dug in” response:PatrickMemberNovember 12, 2015 at 5:32 pmPost count: 1148PatrickMemberNovember 9, 2015 at 9:06 amPost count: 1148PatrickMemberNovember 3, 2015 at 12:43 pmPost count: 1148PatrickMemberNovember 2, 2015 at 9:49 pmPost count: 1148PatrickMemberOctober 29, 2015 at 5:18 pmPost count: 1148
I searched and found reference to the BowFit exerciser in this thread so I thought I’d add my two cents. I bought one a while ago, and man…I wish I would’ve bought one over a year ago. It would’ve kept me from tweaking my should late last fall. I use it at work through the day. I initially bought the medium, but later purchased the heavy band separately directly from them. In hindsight, I wouldn’t have purchased the medium band at all.PatrickMemberOctober 24, 2015 at 7:06 pmPost count: 1148
When you have companies making camouflage underwear, not to mention they cost an extra $10, you can forget about brightly colored arrow shafts.
These are what I’m referring to, by the way:
🙄PatrickMemberOctober 24, 2015 at 1:52 pmPost count: 1148PatrickMemberOctober 24, 2015 at 1:37 pmPost count: 1148
Steve Graf wrote: …Of course, my arrows crono at over 753 fps.
Of course?! Be careful! You don’t want to be breaking the sound barrier. :lol::lol:
One other advance for shooting wood arrows is that I can stain them to a bright color. I HATE camouflaged and/or dark arrows. Too hard to find.PatrickMemberOctober 23, 2015 at 4:22 pmPost count: 1148
The social networking sites allow you to connect with more people than you would otherwise connect with…this includes forums such as this. The more people you connect with, the more idiots you connect with (the more good people you connect with too, but that’s beside the point of this conversation). Just a fact.
My son is duck hunting this morning with a buddy of his, and he sent me a photo of his first duck…ever. Technology CAN be a good thing