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    Quote Originally Posted by WRL View Post
    KG copied it from Joe S. Joe S has said it from the beginning of time......or RTF time anyway.

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    ah yes, and Russ and Angie as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    I thought like most of his arguements, weak.

    BTW, RTF's KG used "just saying" for years here on RTF. Nothing original about it.
    I explained in detail via a link what is REALLY happening to the spotted owl to cause his demise.
    The BIGGER STRONGER more CLEVER barred owl is kicking the weaker spotted owl's ass!!!!



    It's natures way!


    How is that weak?
    Sort of like the FALCONS over the Saint's.
    Didn't someone proclaim the Saints dominace over the Falcons??????
    That was weak........

    Just sayin'..............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Originally Posted by WRL
    KG copied it from Joe S. Joe S has said it from the beginning of time......or RTF time anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    ah yes, and Russ and Angie as well.
    Classic RTF Regards
    And I copied it from them.

    SO?????

    Deal wit' it!!!
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    An observation on owls.

    I used to trap pigeons and keep them for shot flyers in training. I would take them to the 'ranch' in northern NM were we would mostly shoot them on training days. I say mostly because there were some fly-aways. Over a couple of years a few fly-aways started to inhabit the 'ranch' and our small barn and stable and breed. They also found the small bedroom balcony appealing. I ignored them. Then suddenly on a visit we noticed that we had a mating pair of great-horned owls in residence. Their presence was welcome, as skunks had become a problem.
    Last year the few remaining pigeon piles diminished. I cornered the last couple pigeons in the barn this summer and dispatched then with 38 cal. shot shells.
    Sadly now the owls have departed seeking greener pastures perhaps. The drought has had a severe effect on all our resident creatures. Even the skunks seem to have fled to the high country.
    There are still a few rats and moles and coyotes about, but nothing like usual.
    I think I'll trap a few pigeons this winter. I would like to see the owls return. I would like to see some rain or snow too.

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    The lastest in our local paper is how the dusky shark (from the mid-Atlantic to the Gulf Coast) is not doing well in the area, though other sharks are doing fine. So, there will be a new regulation that recreational fisherman cannot take any sharks under 8 feet from nose to fork in the tail. The regulation is currently 6 feet in length.

    This isn't going to help the recreational fishing boats at the Jersey shore. According to one captain, it's rare for a dusky shark to get to 8 feet in length. Sharks that do get to 8 feet are generally too large to land, weighing a couple of hundred pounds.

    While certainly humans have caused the demise of some species by whimsy, it is possible that Mother Nature arranges for some species to "expire" as part of the bigger picture. For example, maybe it would not be a good thing if dusky sharks were too large a portion of the shark population? Maybe we're just too dumb to know what would happen if their population were too large? Would they then be a danger to some other species?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDogger View Post
    Then suddenly on a visit we noticed that we had a mating pair of great-horned owls in residence.

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    I don't have a dog or owl in the fight but thought I may
    add a little entertainment to the discussion.
    "Nice set of hooters you got there..." Name that movie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigcat View Post
    I don't have a dog or owl in the fight but thought I may
    add a little entertainment to the discussion.
    "Nice set of hooters you got there..." Name that movie!
    I think the line was " What Knockers!!,". . ."Thank you Doctor"
    "So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigcat View Post
    I don't have a dog or owl in the fight but thought I may
    add a little entertainment to the discussion.
    "Nice set of hooters you got there..." Name that movie!
    Young Frankenstein
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    Quote Originally Posted by M&K's Retrievers View Post
    Young Frankenstein
    Both you and Ken are wrong. "Dumb and Dumber" of course!

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    I have never seen it, sounds um kinda dumb. was it good?
    "So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold

    "The Greatest Obstacle to Discovery is not Ignorance -- It is the Illusion of Knowledge" ~ Daniel Boorstin

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