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Old 04-06-2011, 12:28 PM   #1
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The world's largest army...

Just got this in my email from a friend.
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The world's largest army... America's hunters! I had never thought about this....

A blogger added up the deer license sales in just a handful of states and arrived at a striking conclusion:

There were over 600,000 hunters this season in the state of Wisconsin.

Allow me to restate that number.

Over the last several months, Wisconsin's hunters became the eighth largest army in the world.

More men under arms than in Iran.

More than in France and Germany combined.

These men deployed to the woods of a single American state to hunt with firearms, and no one was killed.

That number pales in comparison to the 750,000 who hunted the woods of Pennsylvania and Michigan's 700,000 hunters, all of whom have now returned home.

Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia and it literally establishes the fact that

the hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world.

The point?

America will forever be safe from foreign invasion with that kind of home-grown firepower.


Hunting -- it's not just a way to fill the freezer. It's a matter of national security.

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That's why all enemies, foreign and domestic, want to see us disarmed.

Food for thought when next we consider gun control. When the government takes away our guns, our freedom is gone. Think about it.
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Just think about all the guns in Alabamee.

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Just think about all the guns in Alabamee.

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haha lots of em here in Pennslytucky as well.
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Just think about all the guns in Alabamee.

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I feel bad for whatever foreign country decides to invade the south.

But really, when fit hits the shan. Im packing up the 300 win mag and glock 40 and goin for the hills. Red Dawn status
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I live in OR, and was raised in the woods here. And I can tell ya, there ain't any real differences in country folk anywhere's in this country. We all got guns, AND PLENTY OF 'EM!!!
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and a four wheel drive
And a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive

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Cause you can't starve us out and you can't make us run
Cause we's them ole boys raised on shotguns
We say grace and we say ma'am
If you ain't into that, we don't give a damn
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I like to think about the old testament bible story where the "warriors" are selected when they stop for water the ones who squated and drink from the hand where chosen over the majority.so about a 100 took on and conquered thousands. So perhaps the gun is not what makes a warrior? perhaps its better for you fellas to stand behind the 1%r's regardless the assualt rifles you've acquired. I like delusions of granduer too though.
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"The fiercest serpent may be overcome by a swarm of ants." - Admiral Yamamoto.
The admiral has also been countlessly misquoted as saying "You cannot invade the mainland United States, there would be a rifle behind every blade of grass."

Maybe not everyone is the greatest with a gun. But Americans aren't known for backing down, and I certainly won't on home turf. Determination is a great substitute for training when the fight is to the death. And it's not like these hunters don't know how to use a rifle.
Just my $0.02
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I like to think about the old testament bible story where the "warriors" are selected when they stop for water the ones who squated and drink from the hand where chosen over the majority.so about a 100 took on and conquered thousands. So perhaps the gun is not what makes a warrior? perhaps its better for you fellas to stand behind the 1%r's regardless the assualt rifles you've acquired. I like delusions of granduer too though.
Nice thought but you should read the context of the story related to the content you selected to represent. "Warriors" were weeded out so that "Israel would not boast".

Judges 7 tells the story.

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Just got this in my email from a friend.
I would like to see the resources on this information, it seems a bit exaggerated. But we the people of the United States and not including the armed forces, is the biggest so called militia in the world. That is why no military will ever try to invade us well if they were smart they would not.

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Right in the ballpark for WI. I highly doubt any of it's exaggerated.
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Opening Deer Season Harvest Numbers Up in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 11/23/2010

We now have a better idea of how hunters did in the woods during the first two days of Wisconsin's nine-day gun deer season. The Department of Natural Resources says hunters bagged about 106,500 deer over the opening weekend, which is six percent higher than the same time last year. They also shot about 2,100 more bucks than in 2009.

Ed Culhane of the DNR says favorable weather conditions likely contributed to the better overall harvest. Hunters also reported that they are seeing more deer while hunting compared to last year.

The department's license sales office reported 607,926 gun deer licenses sold by the start of shooting hours on November 20. That's down three percent from the comparable day in 2009 but in at least one important category, 10 and 11 year old hunters, sales were up 15 percent from 2009.

Deer license and tag sales will continue through the hunting seasons.
http://www.wisconsinagconnection.com...d=1378&yr=2010
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This comparison is a summary, with information for each state coming from several different sources of information, sometimes involving different years. In some cases, where tags have different prices, averages were used to determine total income, since specific counts by tag type were not provided. I was unable to determine this information for Idaho from their website. I elected not to include Nevada, due to the very low number of hunters, 15,000 for mule deer and 2,000 for elk.

Colorado
Type Number Tag Fee Total Raised
Resident Deer 56,962 $ 39 $ 2,221,518
Non-Resident Deer 22,246 $ 305 $ 6,785,030
Resident Elk 136,518 $ 54 $ 7,371,972
Non-Resident Elk 100,000 $254 - $ 529 $40,000,000

Total Income $56,378,520

Montana
Type Number Tag Fee Total Raised
Resident Deer 249,592 $ 20 $ 4,991,840
Non-Resident Deer 37,262 $ 200 $ 7,452,400
Resident Elk 151,098 $ 25 $ 3,777,450
Non-Resident Elk 20,534$ 750 $15,400,500

Total Income $31,621,690

Wyoming
Type Number Tag Fee Total Raised
Resident Deer 37,219 $ 43 $ 1,600,417
Non-Resident Deer 27,441 $326 - $ 566 $10,976,400
Resident Elk 47,551 $ 57 $ 2,710,407
Non-Resident Elk 9,917 $591 - $1,071 $ 6,939,800
Non-Res. Pref Pt $ 40 - $ 50 $ 1,000,000

Total Income $23,227,024

Utah
Type Number Tag Fee Total Raised
Resident Deer 82,000 $ 35 - $ 163 $ 3,016,000
Non-Resident Deer 6,422 $263 - $ 563 $ 1,713,281
Resident Elk 39,812 $ 45 - $ 280 $ 2,276,815
Non-Resident Elk 2,163 $388 - $ 795 $ 905,565
Non-Resident License: 15,968 $ 65 $ 1,037,920

Total Income $ 8,949,571

Washington
Type Number Tag Fee Total Raised
Resident Deer 78,053 $ 39 $ 3,044,082
Non-Resident Deer 7,800 $ 394 $ 3,073,200
Resident Elk 30,885 $ 39 $ 1,204,526
Non-Resident Elk 3,090 $ 394 $ 1,217,460

Total Income $ 8,539,268

Arizona
Type Number Tag Fee Total Raised
Resident Deer 50,257 $ 42 $ 2,110,827
Non-Resident Deer 5,026 $ 233 $ 1,171,058
Resident Elk 21,906 $ 121 $ 2,650,735
Non-Resident Elk 2,190 $ 595 $ 1,303,050
No-Res. License 7,000 $ 151 $ 1,057,000

Total Income $ 8,292,371

New Mexico
Type Number Tag Fee Total Raised
Resident Deer 27,232 $ 47 $ 1,279,904
Non-Resident Deer 5,053 $ 278 - $ 363 $ 1,718,020
Resident Elk 16,184 $ 61 - $ 91 $ 1,213,800
Non-Resident Elk 3,926 $ 333 - $ 768 $ 2,355,600

Total Income $ 6,567,324

Oregon
Type Number Tag Fee Total Raised
Resident Deer 82,620 $ 20 $ 1,645,200
Non-Resident Deer 2,853 $ 265 $ 756,045
Resident Elk 48,750 $ 35 $ 1,706,250
Non-Resident Elk 2,400 $ 362 $ 868,800
Non-Res. Hunting Lic. 7,000 $ 76 $ 532,000

Total Income $ 5,208,295
http://www.ifish.net/board/showthread.php?t=188569

That equals 1,444,930 deer and elk tags sold in just those 8 states on a given year(s). Montana alone sold 458,486.
Not sure what year(s) it was, but the quote is from a thread posted in 2008.

And add to that the rest of tags/permits sold to the hunters who hunt other big game species, such as sheep, mountain goats, pronghorn antelope, cougar, bear, moose, small/upland game, varmints, and waterfowl across this country. I'll bet you end up with some pretty staggering figures...

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Sorry for the slow reply on this one guys been rather busy.

Attack the mainland thought that happened already.

Your probably right about the bible reference I made really only read the Book far enough to get the advice I needed. Guess I rationalize the well known passages with history say the Yippon Kipper War (spelling is probably really off) Egypt took heavy causulties as opposed to Isreal of course related to water consumption. Any one who has ever seen both the Isreally and Egyptian Armies to compare will get the refference.

Both Iraq and Afganistan have loads of armed civilians that didn't prevent the tyranny they suffered.

So I default back to how about y'all support the 1%ers and let's keep this fight in someone else's yard.

I'm gonna go check out the trail section and go on to bed.
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well im pretty sure 98% of the people who hunt back the army 100%, im grateful for the men and women in arms, but i think what the point is, that if any nation decides to take on the U.S on our own soil they will be vastly outnumbered...not saying we would crush them like bugs by ourselves without the help of the U.S army, but im sure we'd help
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till they nuked us then what lol
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