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Subject: speaking up
From: Walter Knapp <>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 20:12:57 -0400
From: "Martyn Stewart" <>

> <<I think the statement 
> could have been thought through a little more :)>>>
> Thank you Mark, I was never good at diplomacy in school 
> Always there with the sledgehammer, bang, there goes another!!
> Passionate as I may be about this planet, I should be careful to what I say
> but this is a great example of bringing hot discussions to this table, it is
> the wrong place, that's for sure. I do apologize for my statement, it was
> not meant to offend anyone.
> Let's just hope I stay healthy, right!!

I'm certainly another who highly disapproved of that statement.

As way of thought, just think about how many marshes are still there 
through the support of Ducks Unlimited. Or how many wildlife preserves 
exist only through the support of hunters. Or how much access we have 
because it's there for fishermen. Those areas preserve a whole lot more 
than just ducks or deer for hunting.

I'm just back from a long loop through the west, where I visited many 
such areas. And was very happy they were there, I definitely enjoyed 
their wide variety of wildlife.



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