Re: NANFA-L-- So much for education...

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- So much for education...
From: Christopher Scharpf (
Date: Tue Dec 28 2004 - 05:02:24 CST

Sorry, Jim, I didn't mean to leave a bad taste in your mouth. I was playing
off Trey's caginess, as Bruce remarked, and just having a little fun. And
besides, I wanted to give a few clues for people to figure it out
themselves. That's part of education too, you know.

> I really think many of you just need to get over yourselves. I mean
> you do realize that anyone who wants to know where a certain fish is
> can just call the appropriate state agency and ask them? Do you really
> think they go around shocking everything and filling out survey forms
> for nothing?

Well, the state guys can be very nice, or they can be jerks. I hope they're
nice where you live.

Yes, Trey was being cautious. Was he being over-cautious? Maybe. As Chip
pointed out, there are unscrupulous people out there who collect --
over-collect -- everything and anything. These guys get nabbed, it's a
blemish for all recreational collectors and amateur fish hobbyists.
In terms of NANFA' educational mandate, nobody -- and I mean nobody -- can
accuse me of not fulfilling it. I'm sorry that a fun email, written late at
night, showing people how to find something rather than just telling them
where it is, is negating 8 years of writing, editing, publishing, public
speaking, and sharing -- all done on a volunteer basis.

Happy New Year,

Chris Scharpf

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