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Instructions: Hunt, fish, crab - rinse and repeat.




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« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2007, 07:47:49 AM »

you gotta wake up and smell the coffee bro. that is like not shooting doe during hunting season, sooner or later your over run with females.

Yeah, true, but even Pennsylvania's game commission woke up and realized the does had to be culled, and now allows doe hunts. The alternative was too many females, most unsuccessfully breeding and eventually dying of starvation or disease. An animal like a crab or shrimp is so fecund, each individual capable of laying up to 8 million eggs, that if the population would be allowed to grow without hunting pressure, it would quickly crash due to limited resources. RD made the point well - although it is intuitive to want to preserve females, this intuition is wrong - we don't "throw back" female shrimp, bunker menhaden, bluefish, or spearing, and those populations are thriving just like the blue crab. Cheesy
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Please pack your trash out, pick up others', and leave your fishing spot cleaner than when you found it.

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