Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Red Fox Pups

After the hunt in Leadore, ID, I got a chance to take some photos of some red fox pups.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great photos here! Now, to digress a bit, Charles, would you do a blog regarding the backroom bullies at predatormasters.com ? Yes, we're talking about perhaps 4 of the biggest jokes in the predator hunting world:

Jeff Mock

Do an article about how these 4 have tarnished and divided the world of internet predator hunting forum. Do an article how, behind the scenes in the moderators forum (back room) they've conived and screwed with the reputation of some great hunter.

Please, Charles, expose these backroom chickenshits.

7:17 AM  
Blogger Dr. Charles R. Shawley said...

It sounds like you know about this matter more than I. Perhaps you should author the post. I would be interested in reading it.

I will say this: The sport is about hunting coyotes. There are no trading cards, fantasy leagues or national rankings (and don't even say that the World Championships count as a ranking system). Who cares what these four guys think, say, do, etc? For that matter, who cares what I think, say, do, etc?

The more you read predatormasters.com or crappy blogs and forums (including mine), the more you'll accept the notion that any of us possess a shred of significance in this sport. Any time they see their names on some webpage, their egos grow just a little more (I know mine does). My advice...everytime you feel like seeing what's on the predator hunting boards, turn off your computer and go hunting. If everyone did this, Predator Masters would go away, and I wouldn't be responding to this comment right now. I'd be out hunting! :)

7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Sounds like a great idea for someone to do a blog regarding the shenanigans and antics caused by the fearless leaders at Predatormasters. That someone should be you. Why? You are very eloquent, know how to do a good write-up, plus you have first hand experience being personally butt-raped and shanghai'd by the backroom mongrels.

Currently, there is a domino effect in place, these "bass-turds" (a word so eloquently used by Barry Stewart while backstabbing RagnCajn...all exposed when a series of backroom chats were accidently opened up on Predatormasters) will eventually tumble. Be a part of the process, Charles!

As the OP stated, "expose those backroom chickenshits" . This will guarantee you one thing, your website would see a soar in traffic

Good luck!

7:11 PM  
Blogger Dr. Charles R. Shawley said...

The problem is simple: I don't know about any of these shenanigans, and I don't know who RajnCajn is either. I have had little experience with predatormasters.com - I believe I posted seven times before I was banned.

The real story here is not these four backroomers, it is who runs them. Unfortunately, I don't think you'd believe who really runs the show and who (and I mean that collectively) has really hurt the predator hunting industry. Unfortunately, it doesn't really matter. Will these four guys at predatormasters.com go down? Who cares?!? As long as they have sponsorship money, they'll continue to do what they want. Everyone is for sale; just watch a predator hunting TV show. Some sponsors have such control over these shows that they get to decide who else gets to advertise on that show. I could name examples, but they would deny it.

Keep this in mind. Power is a stewardship. It is given. It can also be taken away. Eventually, all power is lost. The powerful spend all their time trying to keep their power. Unfortunately, when manufacturers spend all their time trying to stay number one (through hook or crook), they produce inferior product. You'll see recalls, upgrades, etc. These are all just key words for a bigger problem - the retention of power. Why was I forced out of Predator Xtreme? Because a mnaufacturer was afraid of losing power. Why do the foursome at predatormasters.com act the way they do? They are afraid of losing power. What else is there to say?

I'll tell you what, if you and the first commentor would like to write what you know and post it, I would be happy to post it for you. All I ask is that you use your real names. I've had enough with screen names: Java4, Redfrog, Rockin-B-Bar, etc.

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Jeff Lewis said...

I found this topic interesting enough that I decided to make a remark--my first on any internet forum dispite many who think I would waste my time doing so on other forums under a false name. In fact, the only reason any forum board would be upset with me or my company, Kanati Tek, would be that I saw thru all their BS and didn't pay them money. It's just that simple, my wallet, my choice not to pay them. The most important resason is the continual mis-leading of new people to this sport of predator hunting. I would comment more, but I have not inclination to help these sites, as they are doing our industry and sport a huge detrement.

I could not agree with Dr. Shawley more, get off the computer, and go hunt! If your intent is to show how these "jokers" are bullies, stop going to their site and don't support them. Despite the unbelievable web traffic they claim, there are really only a few hundred active people (at best) on the site you mentioned. Go have some fun, take a kid hunting, spend some time with your family, whatever makes you happy. There are bigger issues in the World that could use some concern, certainly not an internet bully in a predator forum. Just my opinion.

5:08 AM  

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