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Old 03-11-2009, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, California
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Yes Alaskans are unique to this!

People in the Lower-48 hunt and fish, for fun. They have a good time, they catch this or they catch that. If they catch nothing they go to the store and buy something for dinner.
I was talking about the rest of the world, in particular the non-Western world, not the lower 48. Hunting and fishing for food remains is an integral life for many there.

 
Old 03-11-2009, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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I was talking about the rest of the world, in particular the non-Western world, not the lower 48. Hunting and fishing for food remains is an integral life for many there.
You are correct about that. Also, a lot of hunters in the lower-48 depend on game for food.
 
Old 03-12-2009, 01:36 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:01 AM
 
Location: alaska
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Warpt, You owe me 5 Minutes of my life.
I want it back!
 
Old 03-12-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Palmer, AK
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Warpt...that was AWESOME!!! I am NOT showing it to my husband, however, because then HE would want to learn how to do that too! :P
You're too cool!
 
Old 03-12-2009, 03:41 PM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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Warptman...ahhh way tooo much free time for you my boy!!
 
Old 03-12-2009, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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I forgot where I found that, I like it. For some reason I keep looking at it, too.
 
Old 03-12-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: "The Sunshine State"
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posted by marty van diest

It's a whole new deal when you have to not only survive the frigid cold, but also hunt in the process. It's a completely different deal when you go out to check your nets and have to chop through 3 feet of ice just to see if your net is empty or not. It's a little different when you return to a moose kill for the rest of your meat only to be met by an angry grizzly who has claimed it for himself. Until you have fallen through the ice at -20 degrees by yourself while checking traps and have to survive the night with no shelter and soaking wet you will not know the type of life of an arctic subsistence hunter.


Why are you complaining and looking for sympathy here? You chose that crazy isolated lifestyle! Invading wild animals land. Of course you will be met by a grizzly, you are stomping on his land! And he is gonna fight for his food and his land!
 
Old 03-12-2009, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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posted by marty van diest

It's a whole new deal when you have to not only survive the frigid cold, but also hunt in the process. It's a completely different deal when you go out to check your nets and have to chop through 3 feet of ice just to see if your net is empty or not. It's a little different when you return to a moose kill for the rest of your meat only to be met by an angry grizzly who has claimed it for himself. Until you have fallen through the ice at -20 degrees by yourself while checking traps and have to survive the night with no shelter and soaking wet you will not know the type of life of an arctic subsistence hunter.


Why are you complaining and looking for sympathy here? You chose that crazy isolated lifestyle! Invading wild animals land. Of course you will be met by a grizzly, you are stomping on his land! And he is gonna fight for his food and his land!
Invading the wild animal's land and environment has been done for years by humans. Many new housing development residents in suburban areas have complained of the newly 'found' wildlife 'invading their space,' then the animals are erradicated or have to try to find new territory. Subsistence hunting in a harsh environment is no where the same as 'human' sprawl in the -48, who move into the animal's land and disrupt life as they know it.

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Old 03-12-2009, 04:19 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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Invading the wild animal's land and environment has been done for years by humans. Many new housing development residents in suburban areas have complained of the new 'found' wildlife 'invading their space,' then the animals are erradicated or have to try to find new territory. Subsistence hunting in a harsh environment in no where the same as 'human' sprawl in the -48, who move into the animal's land and disrupt life as they know it.
Spot on, Deb...but remember, we're talking to a hypocrite from Florida.
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