It’s as if the Gulf Council with the National Marine Fisheries Service is trying to drive a wedge between the charter/for-hire and private recreational angler as a solution to the inept federal management of red snapper. One thing is certain: Recreational anglers across the Gulf Coast are letting it be known that they are not happy with the direction of red snapper management in the Gulf of Mexico.
While duck hunting on a flooded field the other day, we were just about ready to pick up the decoys when we saw a string of snow geese low on the horizon and coming our way. The wind was honking, it was drizzling and those birds were on the deck. What looked like a sure fire deal, with easy shots at possibly the most hunter-wary birds on earth, quickly turned sour. Just about the time those geese were within shotgun range, they veered off with the wind.
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