© By Othmar Vohringer
After weeks of negotiations I am finally contracted to write my own by-weekly outdoor column for our local newspaper, the Merritt News. Merritt, our hometown, is a small city with a population of 8’000 surrounded by cattle ranches and logging industry. I guess it would be a fair estimate to say that about 60% of the people living in Merritt are either hunters and anglers, or know somebody that a hunter or angler. This should come as no surprise to those that know that Merritt is situated smack in the middle of some of the best hunting and fishing British Columbia has to offer. To give you some indication how good it is here for outdoors people Merritt is not only known as “The Country Music Capital of Canada” but also uses “Fish A Lake A Day For As Long AS You Stay”.
It was always my conviction that the Merritt hunting and fishing community would appreciate a newspaper column just for them. After doing a bit or my own research on the subject I found out that indeed hunters and anglers would welcome reading in the newspaper about news, tips and opinions pertaining to their interest.
Well, as from next week this wish will be granted to the local outdoors community. Since my column might interest other readers , not from Merritt and the Nicola Valley, too I have decided to post my by-weekly column on my dormant blog My Stand. For this occasion the blog will get a facelift but the title “My Stand” will remain. I chose that title because it relates to hunting, as in hunting stand, but also to where I stand on certain issues surrounding hunting and fishing. A week after the column has been published in the newspaper it will be posted on “My Stand”.
I hope you all look forward to read my column as much as I look forward to write it for you.
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