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Friday, August 23, 2013
August 22, 2013
Today's Photograph . . . . Disagreements Might Not Occur If Both Sides Take Time To Listen To The Full Story
Bible Study Verse
The first one to plead his cause seems right, until his neighbor comes and examines him. (NKJV)
As a conservation officer, I can't tell you how many times this verse has been true for me. The story you are given by the suspect/complainant sounds fine until the other party tells you the rest of the story, or their side of it.
Then you have to decide, based on the evidence that you collect, what is closest to the truth.
Don't be quick to jump to conclusions. (If you have kids you will undoubtedly know that wisdom.) Listen carefully to both sides before making a judgment.
Disagreements might not occur if both sides take time to listen to the full story.
Sportsmen's Tip of the Day You may be called upon to be a witness, or report a wildlife violation. Take time to gather the facts as well as you can. Do not jump to conclusions; but carefully evaluate what you have seen, and try to look at all sides of the issue. Make careful notes, as you will not remember the incident as clearly as you thought you would when it comes time to go to court.