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With all the stink raised about killing that Coleto Creek alligator last week, it wouldn't be much of a surprise for protests to be lodged about those big beautiful blue marlin killed in the name of Sport Fishing. The reason given for Offin' the prehistoric lizard was to protect the lives of people at the lake. If someone's child had been killed by that gator think of the stink that'd be put up about, "Why didn't ya remove that big devil before little Suzie died?" Using the same "reasoning" for not killing those marlin, "They weren't any danger to anybody way out there so far offshore (except possibly to the people in the parties that boated them). So why did they have to die except to show 'em off to a bunch of half(if not all the way)snokkered bystanders?" Oh, yes, to settle up on the Calcuttas. It's not my aim to make those fusses myself, but what's to keep some other do-gooders from doin' it?
In our hunter education classes we stress looking at what we do in the outdoors that could fuel the fires of groups like PETA (PEOPLE who EAT TAPEWORMS and ARMADILLO-SNOT) to attack more of our outdoor enjoyments. I actually do seem to remember those bunches raising sin about past fishing contests.