I intended to let my subscription expire this month. I have thought about doing so for the past few months. I have a check laying beside me for $15, payable to the WVTA to cover membership and their newsletter.
There are a few reasons that I was going away, after being a reader for three decades. I felt that the content had become stagnant during the past few years, there has been problems with WVTA members getting their mailings and I asked for writer’s guidelines 1 ½ years ago; with no acknowledgment.
I received my September issue today. I was reading what I thought would be my last copy. I noticed that Jim Spencer had been made executive editor. This is a major step in the right direction. It will be a nice change to have an editor who learned his or her skills the right way, by doing something and figuring out the problems on their own. Not by doing things based on what the “experts” think they may know.
I met Jim about a decade in the past, on a turkey hunt in Alabama. I noticed his outdoors abilities from the beginning, although I only spent a short morning hunt with him. I may add that I am not one to be impressed, especially during media hunts.
T&PC: You made a wise decision in the future of your publication.
Jim: You just cost me $10. Too bad $10 possums are extinct.
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