Personal request

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Blind In Texas, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Blind In Texas

    Blind In Texas New Member

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    Since many of us are likely to haunt our favorite forums exclusively, I am posting this in all the fishing forums.

    I have read in several places where some anglers will injure garfish by breaking the jaws or throwing them onto the bank. I believe this act, regardless of which type of fish it is purported upon, is cruel and unnecessary.

    We all have our preferances of targeted fish. The killing and mutilation of fish, which we deem unfit, not only reduces potential food sources for our target fish but, reduces the numbers of certain fish targeted by other anglers.

    I personally couldn't care less about largemouth bass or any other kind of bass, crappie, walleye, bowfish, gaspergoo, mooneye, grass carp, common carp, bullhead, asian carp, smallmouth buffalo, black buffalo, mullet or any other kind fish I don't like to eat. However, unless the state deems that they are toxic or invasive, they go back into the water or are cut up for bait as the law allows.

    We ARE the stewards of our invironment. To those that destroy animals for the sake of satisfying your own preferance, I would hope you will have a change of heart and be considerate of other animals and other anglers. You are not GOD and I hope that the judgement you pass will benefit animals and people alike.

    End of rant.
     
  2. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    good post i must say i agree
     

  3. kitsinni

    kitsinni New Member

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    I have never understood how someone can consider themselves a sportsman when they are disregarding the species they don't care about.
     
  4. nanny patrol

    nanny patrol Member

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  5. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    I agree. I have done it in the past, but have had a change of heart. I will kill any and all Asian carp that land in the boat...because our wildlife code says so.
     
  6. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    No use posting again,I must have stepped on some toes about the carp comment,.:handshake: