Wednesday, September 21, 2016
I have some very good friends who are hunters and fishermen and I applaud their love of the outdoors and their $$ contributions to various wildlife causes via their license tags.................The philosophy that I want to encourage further among all who shoot, trap and fish is that their love of nature must extend to the entire natural system,the carnivores and the non-game animals-----not only the animals and fish that they pursue in their outdoor endeavors............Once again citing the person who hits the nail squarely regarding the importance about optimizing the circle of life is our great 20th century naturalist Aldo Leopold -----“The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant, "What good is it?" ..........."If the land mechanism as a whole is good, then every part is good, whether we understand it or not"............. "If the biota, in the course of eons, has built something we like but do not understand, then who but a fool would discard seemingly useless parts?"......... "To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering"
Posted by Rick Meril at 10:22 PM