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  • Patrick
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    donthomas wrote: I chose my words carefully, and I stand by them. Don

    And the fact is, your carefully chosen words worked. All the collateral damage aside, he’s getting a lot of bad press from it.

    Patrick
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    Steve Graf wrote: You better not get too rusty with the fletching skills there dad, just when them boys get real helpful, they tend move out.

    I fletched my last few. It’s like riding a bike. 😉

    Patrick
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    I disagree Steve. In my opinion, the bottom line is, Don wrote an article about an issue Ducks Unlimited considers out of their scope of interest. They should have left it as such.

    Patrick
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    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

    Thank you,

    Eric Keszler

    Senior Communications Specialist Ducks Unlimited

    One Waterfowl Way

    Memphis, TN 38120

    office: 901-758-3924

    cell: 901-268-9256

    Patrick
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    Beautiful buck, Alex! Well done!

    Patrick
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    Here’s the NY Times article with DU “heels dug in” response:

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/11/11/us/ap-us-ducks-unlimited-firing.html?smid=fb-share

    Patrick
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    I’ve been doing all I can to spread the word.

    Patrick
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    in reply to: Website Upgrade #18869

    Hallelujah! This is great. It’s a HUGE improvement for using with my cell phone. So much easier to use. And happy anniversary!

    Even if you didn’t say no complaints, I’d have none. 😉

    Patrick
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    It’s a symbiotic relationship. 😉

    I haven’t had any opportunities yet this season, but starting this Friday I have some time off work, and it’s that time of year…love is in the air. 😀

    Patrick
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    in reply to: filled buck tag #52502

    Well done! That buck’s a beauty!

    Patrick
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    in reply to: Getting in shape #47964

    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.

    Patrick
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    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:

    http://www.firstlite.com/red-desert-boxer-short.html

    🙄

    Patrick
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    It’s not that he HAD to send it immediately. He wanted to, and technology allowed him to.

    Patrick
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    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.

    Patrick
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    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

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