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Monday, July 15, 2013
July 15, 2013
Today's Photograph . . . . Take The Necessary Time To Find Your Downed Birds (MQ)
Bible Study Verse
Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." (NKJV)
Ruling over the fish of the sea and the birds in the air is an awesome responsibility that God has given us. With new technology, it is easier to overharvest our fish and game. It is crucial to maintain proper predator/prey ratios.
Harvesting game should depend on the populations. Once an animal is harvested, we must utilize it as a food source and thank God for His provision.
Take the responsibility to promote rules within your party for hunting and fishing that emphasize good ethics and stewardship.
Sportsmen's Tip of the Day Try going barbless, release your fish carefully, and only keep injured predator fish or prolific prey fish. When bird hunting, always use a trained hunting dog. In heavy cover (cattails, switchgrass) with multiple flushes, shoot one bird, line it up, walk directly to the downed bird, and call for the dog if he is not in the immediate area. Take the necessary time to find your downed birds.