Re: NANFA-- Columbia trip gear

Bruce Stallsmith (
Wed, 07 Jan 2004 08:44:29 -0500

Martin, I hate to say it, but you're saying that if a population is already
being abused, it's OK to take out more individuals. If a window storefront
is already broken it's fine to grab a TV yourself, nicht?

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>Subject: Re: NANFA-- Columbia trip gear
>Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 22:54:55 -0500
>Quoting Steffen Hellner <>:
>All this worry about keeping hellbenders reminds me of the first time I saw
> I was seining in N. Georgia with a friend of mine from my ichthyology
>We netted one and he called it a "water dog", which he said the local
>hated. They would lop off their heads and throw them on the stream bank.
>kept that one for about 2 years before releasing it (I didn't know better
>back then). Anyway, with such an attitude by locals I don't think
>captures pose much of a threat.
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