PS: there are tons of ppl that are not racist and become great friends once they give you the CHANCE to hold a conversation about hunting or even an interview." ABSOLUTELY! I could talk hunting with anyone who will listen (ask anyone who will listen!) It is a large part of who I am, And I will eyeball anyone who puts hunters or hunting down, and state for the record" I am a Hunter, and proud of it." I am sorry to hear of the jerks you have had to put up with, that is messed up, and not right. But could you please ezplain why I would want to hear a blackman's music from three blocks away, with my windows up, and overtop of my music? or why I would ever want to see your underwear or buttcrack in public? Why is it assumed, if I do not like your behavior, then I must be a raciest? If I don't hire you because there is a better qualified applicant, is it really because, in some dim past, some one owned your great great grandfather? Do you really believe that white men invented slavery? None of these things should intrude into the pleasure that I have in hunting, nor should it intrude into yours, but it does. Some one slashed your tires, and that was a low thing to do. There is no one on this site that would approve of that( or being shot at, of course, I have been shot at as well, just about makes you want fill your shorts, I know. ) But everyday I am assualted by your music, and your lack of the training required to opperate a belt. I am forced to relive the fact that slavery happened, everyday as someone claims that what ever the problem, that it must be about color. Everyother people that come to this country work hard to become AMERICANS, I know many Mexicans who look down on the ilegals, because they cheated the system, and they jumped the line. But Blacks in general do their best to stand apart. That is contrary to what this country is about. That big lady on the island is not a waitress, with the daily specials, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." Is inclusive. Everyone is welcome here, But this nation within a nation is devisive. It does not help this country, or the attitudes of any race. It is more like two gangs on a territorial border, each saying "you don't belong over here" I try very hard not to lash out when I am assualted with that high volume noise, but I now have a small hearing loss because of the noise level! You wonder why people get roadrage? That is assault! It is not a cultural thing, It is abuse of everyone around you! I guess my point is this...It is not about race, it is about respect. You have no respect for me and mine, so why should I respect you and yours? Respect is earned. As a hunter, I am all ears(what I have left) , as a white man, I have heard enough thank you very much.
The only real difference between a good tracker and a bad tracker is observation. All the same data is present for both. The rest is understanding what you are seeing.