Paul Middleton 
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Re: “Obama should close the McKittrick loophole

are you aware that Eagles are often killed by these wind mill electrical generation sites? along with many other bird species? the DOE and USFW allowed a certain number to be killed, since it was inevitable that such happenings occur. However the government revised that allowable number to be Doubled- yes doubled, before punitive action results. Why are you not concerned with the Eagle deaths but yet are worried about wolves?

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Posted by Paul Middleton on 01/19/2017 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Alternate realities

if this election does nothing else but exposing Major Journalistic Media is totally inept, corrupt, and out of touch, then it will be a success. in my 50 years of awareness, i am 66, i have watched over the decline of print journalism to the point it is nothing more than the conveyor of the sunday paper coupon flyers. TV journalism has degenerated into voodoo witch doctors casting spells[without stickpins] putting the disciples into a mindless trance following the network directives without question.
what next? subliminal messages hidden in the Geico commercials touting this candidate for "exalted Leader" and the opponent being a wad of whale shit resting in the Mariana Trench? will the Kardashians sell advertising space on their booty's.
oh another thing that has been exposed... the thought that political bloggers do not possess the comedy skills that they think they do. Don't give up that day job, fella.

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Posted by Paul Middleton on 11/12/2016 at 5:02 AM

Re: “Power play

where do the Montana wilderness and public land advocates stand on the windfarms and solar banks taking scenic Montana areas out of the public usage? they don't want roads into wilderness/public areas built, but there will be 1000's of acres of scenic views destroyed by construction and maintenance roads. to listen to these environmentalist, losing but 1 acre is unacceptable. and yet they will advocate these alternative energy project. wouldn't a rational person think this is hypocritical?

Posted by Paul Middleton on 09/17/2015 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Shoot first

one thing you have wrong. this shooter was fired long before the victims ever went to work for the tv station, so they weren't co-workers...

Posted by Paul Middleton on 09/03/2015 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Locked out

actually, the leasing of hunting rights is a fairly recent phenomenum, inside of 20 years.i have hunted 50+ years and as far back as I can remember it was hunting by permission soon followed by no hunting allowed at all because of slob hunters. then when agriculture prices went into the tank in the mid 80s farmers/ranchers realized more income could be realized by leasing yearly hunting access than could be achieved by farming activities. hunters were desparate to get hunting access that they began to pay high dollars to get exclusive hunting rights. the land owner got extra income and was able to control who was on his property easier. Montanans may think these Big game leasing costs are high, you have no clue what a prime Midwestern, mid south waterfowl hunting lease costs. that has been the norm for 50years or more

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Posted by Paul Middleton on 04/03/2015 at 1:58 AM

Re: “Locked out

it is the "public" that has caused the landowner to close off his property. trespassing, litter, damaged fences, and utter disregard for the landowner privacy and security. its relative new since in my lifetime about 20 years ago. before then a simple talk to the landowner BEFORE hunting season was all he needed to grant permission... the same for even simple things like fishing or morel hunting. because of "slob" outdoors people----hunters and fishers, and yes even hikers believing that the "landowner" owes them access now we have this problem to which this article was written. because of a few the majority pays the price for bad behavior. I don't blame the landowner. its the disrespect for the land, disrespect for the landowner that the slobs have ruined what was a good thing for the general PUBLIC.

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Posted by Paul Middleton on 04/02/2015 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Deeply outraged

ethical hunters share your disgust with this episode of SLOB HUNTING. it is not indicative to the majority of the hunting public. one of the answers to this problem is indeed, opening up more hunting access on private land. finding a place to hunt is the biggest problem facing hunting today. too often access to public lands is through private land corridors. and these corridors are becoming more scarce. non hunting landowners close off these accesses, sometimes legally sometimes illegally. the SLOB hunter then becomes the "road hunter". the slob hunter will never be eradicated, but the effects of massive groups of game herded up by vehicles will be drastically curtailed as they will keep dispersed about in public and private hunting areas.

Posted by Paul Middleton on 12/18/2014 at 4:35 PM

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