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Let’s talk about the issues that matter to Missouri outdoor users in this space.
Should the National Park Service ban foam cups and coolers in the National Scenic Riverways System? Are a few rowdy canoers giving the float industry an undeserved black eye?
Marble Creek Campground in the Mark Twain National Forestis on the Forest Service chopping block. Our writers have called this place a “jewel.” Should public access to Marble Creek be saved?
Do military-type rifles belong in hunting? Outdoor journalist Jim Zumbo lost his job on the Outdoor Channel for saying in anon-line column military-type rifles look like terrorist weapons and don’t belong in hunting. Traveler Editor Bob Todd opined in print in April that Zumbo’s view reflects the perceptions of much of the public, and that Remington and the National Rifle Association, should be grateful for the heads-up instead of being outraged. Are rights of hunters in danger when a man involved in guns and hunting gets his head taken off for expressing a truthful opinion?
Discussion is what Traveler Blog is for. We’ll air opinions and observations of our own here, and expect you to do the same. We will not allow posts containing profanity or obscenity, nor personal attacks on private individuals, but other than that, all subjects are fair game.
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Emery Styron, publisher
River Hills Traveler