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    Quote Originally Posted by onpoint View Post
    In a different thread I attached pics of guys doing exactly what Buzz spoke of - camping, dogs and all, a few yards from my wall tent.
    They were indeed dumb asses. Rude, inconsiderate, clueless, as greenhorn likes - douches. I would have loved to puff out my 6'3" 230 lb chest and chew' em a new butthole.
    I was there to hunt with my dog, smell the smells, see the sights, and do what I enjoy more than anything in the world. Say I kick some verbal ass, they tell me to pound sand, I get even more pissed and it escalates. Hell, I might be the one gets thumped - there's always a tougher dog in a different pack........
    Rather have the memories of my girl on rock solid point, coming back to me with a rooster in her lips, and seeing the sunset over the central Montana prairie, than the bitter taste of a pissing match or worse - as I too grew up when men were men, and had my share of tough guy moments. I guess I grew up and would rather enjoy life.
    Ethics or whatever - some other dumb ass isn't worth tainting memories afield.
    If you never say anything, then that behavior becomes acceptable and idiots never learn. I have never been one to suffer rude behavior or fools...perhaps another bad genetic flaw passed on from both my paternal and maternal Grandfathers.
    "...the world outside, which my brother and I soon discovered, was full of bastards, the number increasing rapidly the farther one gets from Missoula, Montana." -Norman Maclean

    "They were still so young they hadn't learned to count the odds and to sense they might owe the universe a tragedy"
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzH View Post
    I have never been one to suffer rude behavior or fools...
    Cap'n Call? Is that you?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLAY15lB4I4
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    Thin out their numbers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nameless Range View Post
    Just read your recent post. Makes sense.
    Nameless, there are other ways to hunt the exact same place I do, lots of other places to park, and I don't begrudge anyone doing that. A few people do, no problem.

    I also agree with your assessment in your post, camping in a pinch point where that's the only access into a lot of country...I wouldn't expect people to stay out. My situation is not even close.
    "...the world outside, which my brother and I soon discovered, was full of bastards, the number increasing rapidly the farther one gets from Missoula, Montana." -Norman Maclean

    "They were still so young they hadn't learned to count the odds and to sense they might owe the universe a tragedy"
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    I miss the days when I believed I had the power to educate idiots.
    Keep up the good work Buzz

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    Quote Originally Posted by onpoint View Post
    I miss the days when I believed I had the power to educate idiots.
    Keep up the good work Buzz
    That's funny...and I agree.

    I did educate a guy fishing salmon on the Clearwater one day and never said a word. He edged in about 10 feet from me and proudly proclaimed that "this is a public river and I'm going to fish right here". I guess he must have been poor at math, since being 10 feet from someone casting a 10' steelhead rod, isn't going to work real well.

    I never said a word and didn't bother to look behind me when casting a 2/0 salmon hook behind a couple ounces of pencil lead either.

    Apparently that 2/0 owner hook whizzing by his face changed his mind about his theory on public rivers....

    He picked up and moved after about my 3rd or 4th cast, which I can only assume, proved he was a slow learner. I would have moved after the first cast.
    Last edited by BuzzH; 12-06-2018 at 11:13 AM.
    "...the world outside, which my brother and I soon discovered, was full of bastards, the number increasing rapidly the farther one gets from Missoula, Montana." -Norman Maclean

    "They were still so young they hadn't learned to count the odds and to sense they might owe the universe a tragedy"
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    I experienced that transformative experience somewhere around my 52'nd birthday - you may or may not be quite there yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onpoint View Post
    I experienced that transformative experience somewhere around my 52'nd birthday - you may or may not be quite there yet.
    Not quite, but getting real, real close.
    "...the world outside, which my brother and I soon discovered, was full of bastards, the number increasing rapidly the farther one gets from Missoula, Montana." -Norman Maclean

    "They were still so young they hadn't learned to count the odds and to sense they might owe the universe a tragedy"
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    Sometimes if people just aren't dicks to each other it works out, couple years back I had backpacked in 4 miles and found this great little flat spot you could glass from, it was decently small and there was lots of blow down so this was kinda 'the' spot. I scouted Weds, Thurs, Friday and found elk, Friday night about 2 hours before dark 4 hunters (older individuals) and their 2 buddies who were just packing them in showed up. We all just kinda looked at each other for a second, they explained they had been coming to that spot for years, I explained I had been camped there for 3 days. We all kinda decided not to be Jerks and shared the spot, a campfire, stories, the next day I killed a bull they shot some cows everything worked out. Since then I have shared camps with other people a couple of times in the back-country and each time it was a good experience.

    There are lots of Jerks out there but there are also loads of great people.

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    Spitz! This is the excuse for my behavior on 10/1 this year. Iím only 50, but you obviously figured this out at a younger age.

    Quote Originally Posted by onpoint View Post
    I experienced that transformative experience somewhere around my 52'nd birthday - you may or may not be quite there yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenhorn View Post
    Spitz! This is the excuse for my behavior on 10/1 this year. I’m only 50, but you obviously figured this out at a younger age.
    Some individuals are poor candidates for this experience.
    But hope exists for all

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    I can identify with Ron White's mea culpa regarding the right to remain silent but lacking the ability.

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    I wish I had been as savvy as you guys, when I was your age. Now I'll never get there.
    A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise. Aldo Leopold.

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    Okay BuzzH, I see what u are saying. Makes sense. I generally try to avoid campsites because I HATE confrontation.

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