THERE?WILL be a moment this Saturday, maybe during a break from hunting grouse or after catching a walleye, that I’ll think about how appropriate it is that we have a National Hunting and Fishing Day.
That’s what we will celebrate on Sept. 28, a tribute to sports that allow anyone to walk in the footsteps of America’s first environmentalists — the very people who established the conservation ethic of the nation.
This week, we are again running a two-page spread to promote
IT?WAS the final hour before dark, our window of fishing opportunity, and we took it on an evening over the Labor Day weekend because the grandson was itching for some boat time.
Alexander is making the slow transition from bobbers and bait for panfish to some casting for game fish, or at least that was the plan for this short trip. Attached to his 3-foot rod was a small topwater bait with no hooks on it — for everyone’s protection.
IT?ALWAYS amazes me that Wisconsin’s Chippewa tribes want to take advantage of special hunting privileges on the argument that somebody else is allowed to do it, even if it is an apples to oranges comparison.
Most noteworthy were those early court cases in which able-bodied tribal hunters were trying to get the same road-hunting privileges as non-Indian hunters who had a disability permit.
The tribes argued that giving anyone a right to shoot from a vehicle or from a roadway means that tribal members should also have a right to do it — disability or not.