Category Archives: Conservation

Global Warming, the Joke is On Us! I’m Still Going to Drive My Van!

Global warming due to "US" has not melted my Arctic landing pad!
Global warming due to “US” has not melted my Arctic landing pad!

APtravelnews-February 15th, The Arctic–40-below and the copter was still operating, but no, we didn’t shut the motor down. Sure, we may be in a warming cycle, the earth has been in and out of these cycles for untold millions of years. Why would anyone be so foolish as to think people are changing the worlds climate in any truly significant way? As a world traveler, for the past 52-years, I’ve seen and heard many things from many people, including some of the finest true Scientists in the world. But frankly, not a one of these “true” Scientists” that did not have a political agenda, ever espoused that the cause of the “big melt” was due to humanity! Yes, in various locales, and on a micro-climate basis there have been some changes and (very limited areas) but G-D and his, its, hers nature is still calling the shots! The only thing I can say is move over Florida, with this winter and the past couple, lots of folks up North Country way are going to be looking for a home in the sun!

Which Political Party Would Bode Well For Outdoorsmen and Women?

Aptravelnews-February 7th,–Maggie Valley, N. Carolina–Bob and Barb “Stopping to Smell the Roses” and the wildlife too! My premise is quite a-political. I believe you can never trust an official that does not hunt or fish to be in charge of our natural and wild places. They just don’t get it! They have an ax to grind that favors the takers of our natural resources, unnaturally and for dollars!  So, all Americans are in danger of losing by fiat, their outdoor hunting and fishing rights regardless if they are the only ones that play by GODS rules!

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Elk after being  reintroduced back to where they once lived before the forests were mostly denuded by mans needs for lumber and other natural resources!

If you play tennis, golf, ball, that’s great, but if do you shun the delights of the “real” outdoors; the places where macadam and cement is rare and nature offers the gift of the world as it is, and was before mans foot-prints were scarce and natures heavy-hand is, and was heavy laden, you give in to the false facts, that fishing and hunting, wildlife viewing and photography, hiking, kayaking-any simple outdoor pursuit has little value, but for harvest of trees and energy products latrout lodge barb and deernd leasing uses. Just a thought for this February Saturday!

A man and his dog sharing an upland game bird hunt!
A man and his dog sharing an upland game bird hunt!

February Favorite Images From Team Bob and Barb

One more of our over 40 grouper we released. Barbs wrist held out against the pull of these big mouthed, beautiful rock and reef holding fish.
One more of our over 40 grouper we released. Barbs wrist held out against the pull of these big mouthed, beautiful rock and reef holding fish.
A proud mom enjoys the first breakfast dish from her sons kitchen!
A proud mom enjoys the first breakfast dish from her sons kitchen!
This is how not to photograph wildlife, especially a bear with cubs, especially not!
This is how not to photograph wildlife, especially a bear with cubs, especially not!
Barbara just loves stuffed bears. A visit to the Vermont Bear Company was special!
Barbara just loves stuffed bears. A visit to the Vermont Bear Company was special!
Herbert Hoover fishing in the Keys. Like you to consider that you should never trust a President who doesn't fish!
Herbert Hoover fishing in the Keys. Like you to consider that you should never trust a President who doesn’t fish!
Waterfront dining is a given in the Keys! Fish, shrimp, FL. lobster (crawfish)  conch salad, pelicans soaring by, a breeze that Keys residents say "life is a breeze in the Keys."
Waterfront dining is a given in the Keys! Fish, shrimp, FL. lobster (crawfish) conch salad, pelicans soaring by, a breeze that Keys residents say “life is a breeze in the Keys.”
The Military Museum had wonderful Veterans who we stand with anytime of the year, described the realities of their times in the past war theaters!
The Military Museum had wonderful Veterans who we stand with anytime of the year, described the realities of their times in the past war theaters!
Dad and daughter enjoying time together at the Archery Trade Show in Indianapolis.
Dad and daughter enjoying time together at the Archery Trade Show in Indianapolis.
The filet on a rice pillow surrounded by tasty grilled shrimp and scallops "gave me a "buzz." It was "Oh, so good!" Barb and our table mates also fared very nicely with fish, chicken and a N.Y.strip steak.
Hungry again! The filet on a rice pillow surrounded by tasty grilled shrimp and scallops “gave me a “buzz.” It was “Oh, so good!” Barb and our table mates also fared very nicely with fish, chicken and a N.Y.strip steak.
Captain Joe Massaro from Stuart, FL. shows off a canal caught snook he photo'd and released.
Captain Joe Massaro from Stuart, FL. shows off a canal caught snook he photo’d and released.
Lightweight with two clips  , survival rifle comes in black and camo and shoots straight and fast 1
Lightweight with two clips , survival rifle comes in black and camo and shoots straight and fast
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