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Tony Dean Passes Away..

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Wow. I always enjoyed his shows... he brought the program to your living room with his compassion and ability to speak like and to the average sportsman. He always seemed so thankful for the opportunity to be out there. He will be missed.

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I had a chance to meet Tony Dean two years ago in South Dakota while on a duck and pheasant hunting trip. I saw him sitting in the small lodge where we were staying drinking coffee and walked up and introduced myself. He could not have been more of a gentlemen. He took the time to give my friends and I information on where to hunt, what techniques, etc. He checked up on us each day of our trip to see how it was going and to offer more advice and just good fellowship. He spoke about conservation and how Minnesota had ruined all its duck marshes and how South Dakota was heading down the same path. He really cared about the state of the land and when he spoke he really inspired you. I've met some other TV host and did not come away with the same impression Tony gave me and my friends. It was by the way not one of those high class lodges but just a simple state park lodge and we are just a group of regular guys who save and scrimp to go on such trips. In fact, we were camping out at this same park on this trip to save money. The world is a better place because of Tony Dean's life and legacy.

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I always liked his show. Especially how low buck it seemed. No hype or other garbage just plain good people and the great outdoors.

Just heard one of his Obama adds on the way back from up North this weekend. Gotta say that was a shock coming from him.

He'll be missed.

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He was a class act and I don't think we will see the likes of him again. Always appreciated his views on conservation and his willingness to stand up for what he believed in.

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I am not one to be impressed easily, but I had exchanged letters with Tony. I heard his Obama ads while hunting out west and when I got home I went to e-mail him to say I was impressed with his decision to support Obama; not that it was right or wrong, just couragous to do considering. I went to his HSOforum and seen the news of his death, what a kick in the nuts. I don't think there is anyone out there that can replace him and his convictions. Hopefully there are a million or so of us that can do something to partially fill the gap left by one man. Webster's dictionary will have Tony's picture along side the definiton of "CLASS"

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