Contemplating past successes and next year’s goals

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By Phil Junker

As 2010 ends and 2011 starts, it’s a time for reflection on the year gone by, and a quick look ahead.

For those who love the outdoors, when we look back we can see some of the harmful things man has done to the outdoors. But we also can see many positives.

When I was a kid growing up in East-Central Illinois, there were no deer and turkeys. Now, they are abundant throughout most Midwestern states. Elk once again flourish in Eastern Kentucky, and the bear population has grown to the point where two Kentucky hunters took bears last month.

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