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  • MattM37
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    I think even well beyond 2050, the wild lands might not vanish the way we might expect. A lot has to happen in lot of different arenas before state and federally owned forest can be encroached upon. As purely a bull-session guess, I think businesses and other powers-that-be will re-purpose space in cities many times over before anyone looks to wilderness. Countryside between cities will be "developed," and likely will become urban itself, like much of Long Island and Northern New Jersey are now. I think we'll have something like a solid "webwork" of urbanized territory for a long while before our wilderness begins to suffer.

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  • jhjimbo
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    Originally posted by DakotaMan View Post

    That sounds a little bit racist jimbo. Another way to put it is that the majority of the countries that have failed have not been mulit-racial. Given our current point in the evolution of world civilization, very few countries are multi-racial. Of all the countries that failed, racial composition was likely the least of their worries.
    It is not me saying that - read Dr. Victor David Hanson - I think he knows what he is talking about. You can contact him at the Hoover institute.

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  • 99explorer
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    Originally posted by PigHunter

    The whole concept of "fair chase" is ridiculous. I need a challenge for me to be interested, but not everyone is the same. Shooting a buck while he's eating bait on a food plot only involves the mechanics of making the shot. Similar to hitting prairie dogs I guess. However, that's what's hunting is shaping up for me so far this season. I'm bored to tears sitting in a blind for the whole hunt and may start back to picking heavily wooded spots to hunt like I'm used to.

    I've killed smaller animals bare-handed but not a deer. However, I've used a variety of edged weapons on deer and pigs. They got their hoofs, speed, and senses. I've got my intelligence and technology. It's a foolish predator who seeks to make the confrontation 'fair'. There's none I'm aware of in the animal kingdom that do that.
    Speak for yourself.

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  • FirstBubba
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    Originally posted by DakotaMan View Post

    That sounds a little bit racist jimbo. Another way to put it is that the majority of the countries that have failed have not not been mulit-racial. Given our current point in the evolution of world civilization, very few countries are multi-racial. Of all the countries that failed, racial composition was likely the least of their worries.
    Yeah...what jimbo stated is racist and Hanson's article really doesn't deal with "races" in the "race" sense of the word, but with "diversity".
    When immigrants come into a new country, they should assimilate into that society. When other "cultures" immigrate to a new country and refuse to give up their language, their culture and insist on creating their own "community", things begin to fall apart.

    Kinda like a marriage. As long as it's monogamous, everything is fine. When one spouse or the other begins to try to maintain two different relationships....well, we all know what happens. 😜

    Here's the link D'Man.

    https://www.investors.com/politics/c...hway-to-chaos/

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  • FirstBubba
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    Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
    David Victor Hansen was on TV this AM. I did not know that all other Countries that tried multi-racial Societies have failed. We are the only one left that is forcing the multi racial Society upon us. Those are not very good odds.
    Uhhmmm.............
    Victor Davis Hanson maybe?

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  • DakotaMan
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    Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
    David Victor Hansen was on TV this AM. I did not know that all other Countries that tried multi-racial Societies have failed. We are the only one left that is forcing the multi racial Society upon us. Those are not very good odds.
    That sounds a little bit racist jimbo. Another way to put it is that the majority of the countries that have failed have not been mulit-racial. Given our current point in the evolution of world civilization, very few countries are multi-racial. Of all the countries that failed, racial composition was likely the least of their worries.
    Last edited by DakotaMan; 11-29-2021, 03:47 PM.

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  • jhjimbo
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    David Victor Hansen was on TV this AM. I did not know that all other Countries that tried multi-racial Societies have failed. We are the only one left that is forcing the multi racial Society upon us. Those are not very good odds.

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  • DakotaMan
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    [QUOTE=PigHunter; "smart scopes are already here..."
    [/QUOTE]

    I don't expect these firearm optic technologies to change hunting much. Over the last 60 years almost all the game I've taken have been within 250 yards and they have been dead within 2 seconds of my seeing them without the help of any of these technologies. Yes, I have practiced and prepared for longer range precision and yes, I can take a very high probability 1000 yard shot although I've never had a need to. Most of us won't need too either unless we are targeting enemy oppressers.

    The "fair chase" folks are kidding themselves into thinking there is anything "fair" about taking wild game with a rifle. The game doesn't have a chance and there is nothing fair in that equation. As far as I know, I'm the only one on this site who has ever had a "fair" fight with a deer. That was when I was attacked by a 10 point buck and killed him with my bare hands. That doesn't happen too often and I would never suggest we resort to that level of "fairness".

    I am already fully prepared to do everything this optic can do. I enter all my load data into my ballistic calculator. I load atmospheric data into the same calculator at the start of the day. I get the data from weather.com when I get out of bed in most cases. I adjust temp, humidity or elevation if I experience radical changes during the day. This is pretty rare except for antelope hunting where temps change from 40 degrees to 90 degrees in the same day. I monitor wind direction and velocity with a wind meter hanging from my neck at regular intervals and mentally adjust windage as necessary while I hunt. I post the mean windage and holdovers on the side of my rifle for each 100 yard interval out to 1000 yards in case I need a quick shot and of course my range finder has the same data and gives me holdovers and windage including adjustments for target elevation.

    Yes I have to use a couple of instruments to do this but I can still get off a highly predictable 3 second shot at 600 yards or 8 seconds at 1000 yards (I MUST take a range finder reading to get more precise range) if I need to. This scope will just make it a little easier. I have always felt that the best place for all this ballistic knowledge is on the aiming optic itself just to simplify things. It won't make much difference in most people's shooting though since there is little need for it except in combat conditions where time may be of the essence.

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  • DakotaMan
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    That's only a few years down the road. I figure we have about a 50/50 chance that America will survive that much longer at the pace we are going. If we do however, I don't expect much to change. For those who hunt outside of the large metro areas, there is a LOT of wide open country across America. A person could easily walk 35 miles in most of Georgia without crossing a clearing or seeing the sun because of the forest canopy. The wilderness areas of states like Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, etc. make our forests look like a pimple on the butt of an elephant. Deer populations have continued to grow in most of America in spite of disease and properly managed harvest. The only thing likely change that will be if the Covid virus mutates to deer and other wildlife and mutates to some technique for transmission among those animals.

    In the event that the Chinese, Arabic or Russian owners take over, I suspect they won't know what is going on in these vast forests by 2050. They will be too busy exterminating Americans to worry about deer.

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  • franchi20
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    I put it on ignore about the same time as the India movers. Site says it has 7 posts, but only the latest 2 show, so somebody removed 5.

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  • jhjimbo
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    Originally posted by franchi20 View Post

    Look at the posts. All the same with a highlighted link.
    I looked at the link and it is all the services offered from a cyber security company. Looked legitimate.

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  • franchi20
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    Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post

    How do you know this is a spammer ?
    Look at the posts. All the same with a highlighted link.

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  • jhjimbo
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    Originally posted by franchi20 View Post
    I had to go back and look to see where that name was familiar. Way near the top of the ignore list.
    How do you know this is a spammer ?

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  • FirstBubba
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    Originally posted by franchi20 View Post
    I had to go back and look to see where that name was familiar. Way near the top of the ignore list.
    I tried looking through my "ignore" list. It looks like a Sears & Roebuck catalogue, so I just quit. LOL!

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  • franchi20
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    I had to go back and look to see where that name was familiar. Way near the top of the ignore list.

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