I have learned so much since I joined the BOC. I have learned a lot about fishing and hunting but mostly I have learned about people. In 1975 I was camping with my family on Lake Guntersville on the Tennessee River. I went to buy ice in the boat. There was a man at the marina that had about 20 nice bluegills on ice and had decided that he did not want them and tried to give them to me. I did not need them, I had been jug fishing for several days and had plenty of catfish fillets on ice. The man said if no one wanted them he was going to throw them away. I can't stand to see fish wasted so I took the bluegills. I put them in an ice bag and set them in the corner of my fish cooler. Later that day a nice family with a pop-up camper set up beside us. I helped him get backed in and showed them where the bathhouses were. I learned they were from Ohio and were going to Florida and camping each night in a different state park. The man and his wife were talking how beautiful the water was and how nice it would be to have a fish fry but they have no fish. I told them thats no problem I have fish and would be glad to give them the fish for their fish fry. The man offered to buy the fish but I told him no-way its my treat and I hope they enjoy them. The man and I went down to where I had my fish and his wife and kids followed. I opened the ice chest and started putting catfish fillets in his dish pan. He asked what kind of fish are these and I told him catfish. His wife and kids said ugh ugh no way. The man said catfish are scavengers and live in the sewer and they do not eat catfish. I told him I had the blue- gills and he took them even though they had to be dressed. That planted a seed with me. I thought a man would take undressed bluegills over catfish fillets. Well he will have a tell when he gets home. At least I had on my shoes and my wife has all her teeth and is not my fist cousin.LOL I have thought for 35 years that catfish was a southern thing and the rest of the country kind of chuckled at us. But Thanks to the BOC I have learned there are people just like me all over the country. People that share my conservative views on God and Country. People who work hard and do not expect no one to give them anything but the hair on the back of their neck stands up when at the thought of some one trying to take something away. People who believe in prayer for their sick and for our soldiers in harms way. Thank You BOC and BOC members.