Fri Feb 8, 2019, 01:35 PM

Looks like chickens are coming home to roost: CA is recruiting hunters

Paraphrasing from a post in a different forum. It appears California may be suffering from some unintended consequences from its numerous anti-gun and anti-hunter efforts.

California government wants to get more people hunting

Shine up your rifle and break out the camo: The state of California is encouraging its eco-minded residents to get outside and start shooting.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday a new effort to recruit hunters and anglers throughout the state. Fish and Wildlife said in a statement it is partnering with other state and federal agencies as well as recreational communities to "address barriers and opportunities to hunting and fishing in the state."

Though it may seem counterintuitive, hunters and anglers play an essential role in state wildlife conservation. Besides helping the state regulate wildlife populations to maintain ecological and biological diversity, hunters serve as the primary source of funding for fish and wildlife conservation in California.

Money generated from license fees and taxes on guns and ammunition provide approximately 60 percent of the funding to state wildlife agencies. Since 1937, the year the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act passed, hunters have contributed more than $14 billion to the conservation, management and restoration of wildlife in the United States. These payments have facilitated in the recovery of deer, turkeys and other non-game species.

The symbiotic relationship is being threatened, however, by a steep decline in the numbers of people hunting and fishing throughout the country since the 70s and 80s — a reality that spurred California Fish and Wildlife's latest recruitment effort.

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Response to Iron Condor (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 02:24 PM

1. You don't see anti gun anti hunting liberals spending any of their money toward these causes.

Even in discussion it is hard to even get them to admit that it is hunters who fund the scientific wildlife management plans in each and every one of our 50 states.

I hear the left screaming about Americans hunting in Africa. These liberals know nothing about what happens on these hunts except what they they pull up out of thin air and their own imaginations.

Again it is the foreign hunters who fund the scientific wildlife management plans that are currently increasing the numbers of at risk exotic game animals in Africa. Without this outside money supporting these efforts they would not be possible.

This outside money comes from the hunters as the anti hunters give out a whole lot of verbal and keyboard BS but keep their wallets closed tightly and provide none of the needed funds.

The ones who are screaming about the trophy hunters in Africa intentionally fail to comprehend that the fees to hunt there are huge and that a good part of those fees are returned to the local people in the areas hunted.

The anti screamers refuse to understand that the meat is never wasted but is given to the locals for consumption.

Here in our country or in Africa, well educated wildlife management scientists make the decisions about what animals can be taken from specific areas and in what numbers they can be harvested. There are teams of field researchers who are constantly in the hunting zones/areas, assessing the size/health of the herds and what the numeric carrying capacity of that land area is in that particular year.

The anti everything libs are at home doing their own research by watching Bambi/Disney.

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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 08:20 PM

2. Wacko, they are wacko ...

What kind of nuts could be so wacko?

Fat nuts, goofy nuts, nuts that swim with sharks ...
Dumb nuts, commie nuts, even nuts that sleep in parks.

They should be restricted to nerf ball guns.

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