Though I will always question to some degree the motivation behind hunters’ conservation initiatives I find it fascinating that the current Republican Party, completely in thrall to the Tea Party budget hackers, is seriously angering one of their traditional constituencies. Will hunting conservationists cross the aisle to a party where conservationists actually exist? I am not holding my breath – but comments like this one from the linked blog post give me hope:
We’ve been so completely focused on gun rights for so long that I think we’ve forgotten that having a gun for many of us is pointless if there’s nothing and nowhere to shoot. Let’s get some more emphasis on the conservation side.
Here’s hoping hunters – and their organizations – agree!