I was re-reading a past PY Ethic magazine the other day and thought this article was exceptionally well done. While I appreciate and probably agree with Frank Noska's comment in Pat's interview that hunting will likely "never" go away in Alaska I would have said the same about BC.
While I'm a big fan and long time member of PY, I'm posting this more to point out what most of us know already. Our passion is in trouble.
In one sense I think a lot of the new blogs and podcasts are doing a great job of promoting our lifestyle--with younger Bowhunters. However, the idea that common sense is no longer common is nerve racking, that protests can eclipse facts is troubling.
What say you?
I'm more concerned about the threat from within; I know what the anti hunter agenda is.
Hunters aren't joiners.....and they don't want to get involved in politics. Hunters use the excuse...it can't happen here. They think there are enough like minds in their area...and there probably are. The problem is incremental. By the time this crap gets to them....guess what, the Ca and Or and Wash hunters all remember they never lifted a finger.
Hunter apathy...its a sad state of affairs. If you are a hunter that doesn't vote and support a pro hunting org....you are the problem.
So the antis run roughshod over us.
there is a most stupid bill up in Minnesota that was written by one of their loony dems that would effectively outlaw firearm ownership ... Illinois has the same going on right now, as do some other states... all it takes is a Democrat POTUS, and a full blown democrat house and senate and this country is screwed... all it takes is a Dem. Governor and a state house full of Dems and your state is screwed ... people wake the fudge up ...
So folks against 2nd amendment must be very proud of the Nazis stance on removing automatic weapons from the Jewish Lithuainian resistance so they could continue with the death camps and mass burial sites. Of the 80 people designated to burn and destroy all the evidence of the thousands of dead bodies, 13-15 escaped the Nazi guards to tell the rest of the world. That was rebroadcast on the Dems favorite PBS channels recently , I hope they all were paying attention. 2nd Amendment never has been nor ever will be about hunting, its about stopping tyranny and democratically elected governments from removing fundamental rights, killing their own people. The original "Never Again" our parents, grandparents warned us about, no longer covered in schools or popular media.
WV Governor temporarily halts DNR plan for controlled deer hunt at Chief Logan State Park 6/1/2018 CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice has temporarily halted a plan by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources for a controlled deer hunt at Chief Logan State Park and has ordered the agency to do further research on the proposal and report back to him within 30 days. “I have become aware of concerns being voiced in Logan County as it pertains to this limited hunting proposal for Chief Logan State Park and I have asked DNR Director Stephen McDaniel to do further study on both sides of this issue and report back to me within 30 days,” Gov. Justice said Friday. “I am an avid outdoorsman and I want to be sure the DNR has looked at every facet of this, get all the facts and scientific research and then present it to me for consideration,” Gov. Justice added. “We want to make a decision that balances the interests of all sides.” Those wishing to express their opinion can contact the Governor’s office via phone 304-558-2000 or at governor.wv.gov.
Please call the Governor and ask him to support the DNR biologists who have proposed this controlled hunt.
I bet its only 20%
If we could find a way to get everyone involved I truly believe we would blow the antis out of the water. I will be retired in a couple years....its on my list.
Virginia's republicans were divided on Sunday hunting because they wanted to support the church and wanted to support hunting. Ultimately, most of the republicans voted to keep hunters out of the woods.
The reason that I'm bringing this up is to point out that we hunters need to play nice with both republicans and democrats.
What you are talking about are blue laws. You are right that conservatives support them due to their coziness with the church. But....they aren't against hunting, they are only supporting this as they think it appeases church folk. Just like conservatives aren't against alcohol sales on Sunday.....they are simply trying to placate their base.