The Turning Point

October 23, 2008

Republished by permission from the author.

Editorial Opinion by George Dovel

Ever since I resurrected The Outdoorsman in 2004, my goal has been to provide legislators, resource managers and outdoorsmen with documented facts they can use to help restore sound management of the billion-dollar renewable wildlife resource that existed in Idaho and other western states. Current trends and my conversations with long-time readers have dictated the subject matter of articles that have often been lengthy and difficult to read. Read more


October 4, 2008

With permission, below I am publishing an email I received from a reader here at Black Bear Blog.


In light of today’s yes vote on the ‘Rescue’ package. I was compelled to E-Mail our state Rep. the Honorable Jim Gerlach.

Sir, I am most disappointed in your YES vote on the Bail Out!

Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis warned, ‘The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.’

The freedom of individuals from compulsion or coercion never was, and is not now, the normal state of human affairs. The normal state for the ordinary person is tyranny, arbitrary control and abuse mainly by their own government. Read more