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February 14, 2014

Big change in licenses is worthless

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Go into almost any sporting goods store and try to buy a box of .22 shells. You’ll be lucky to find any. I stopped at a local store a few months ago to buy some and was told I could put my name on a waiting list.

Give me a break! By the way, I was in Maine the week before Christmas and noticed that the shelves were full of ammo, and the racks were overcrowded with guns. There would have been no problem buying anything I wanted.

The Department of Environmental Conservation has promoted the Early Youth Hunting Weekend for both big game and turkeys to try to get young hunters into the sport. So what proposal comes down from the state next? Let’s make it illegal for kids under 18 to use a gun. Kinda defeats the purpose, doesn’t it?

Yeah, I’ll buy my license before the season this fall, but I don’t think the $11 savings will have an effect on me or anyone else. And $11 surely doesn’t buy my vote.

Well, I’ve rambled long enough. But everyone is entitled to his opinion, and that’s mine for what it’s worth.

By the way, this is my only political commentary for the year. Next week, there will be more stories of my many outdoor adventures.

What’s happening?

The Pindar’s Corners Fire House will host a Hunting Education Gun Course from 5:30-9 p.m. Feb. 18-20. Students should bring a snack or supper. To pre-register, call Losie’s Gun Shop at 607-432-6452.

Rick Brockway writes a weekly outdoors column for The Daily Star. Email him at robrockway@hotmail.com.

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