October 19, 2017

Moving Farther Away From Wildlife Management to Benefit Species

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The Outdoor Wire has an article written by Bill Karr about efforts and legislation in California that continues to destroy proven science and hunting as an integral part of species management. This particular article deals with mountain lions but the proposed policy can be and is being used nationwide in places to accomplish the same anti hunting tasks of radical environmentalists.

What I found in the article to be an encouraging statement, is something I have been saying for years now.

Ever since the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nations largest anti-hunting, animal rights group, began donating checks to the then-DFG, those in charge of the DFW have been moving farther and farther away from wildlife management of species for the benefit of those species, and more towards the “feel good” politics that have been pushed by HSUS and other animal-rights groups.

All one has to do is take a look at their own fish and game/wildlife organization, compare it’s present methods with those of the past, when sportsman’s dollars paid for management of game species, and it doesn’t take much imagination to see that everything is about environmentalism and nothing is about hunting, fishing and trapping. Agencies placate to the sportsmen in order to suck their money out of their pockets and then use the money for non game and nongame programs and policies.

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  • somsai

    I think there is a bill infront of the legislature or up for a ballot initiative that would outlaw bobcat trapping. Bobcat populations have been on the increase sharply across the US for 10 years after being steady for past 20. Not overpopulated mind you but at over 2 million nationwide it’s a sustainable resource. They are upset that the trapping increased to 600 from 300 last year.