As Autumn dabbles in her paint box to frost the early mornings and tinge the woods with red and gold, I am sitting on a piney hillside, just listening to the hush. I shove my hands deep in my jacket pockets and scrunch my chin into my collar to hoard a little warmth. My breath puffs out little clouds into the chilly air. A jay calls, and a pine cone thumps to the ground. Then, …
Hunters have provided the lion’s share of funding for conservation for the past 80 years and continue to do so. Anglers are doing their part, too. The U.S. Department of Interior announced $1.1 billion for state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration ($780,031,696) and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration acts ($349,442,840). “For nearly eight decades, the nation’s hunters and anglers have generated billions of dollars to protect wildlife and habitat simply by …
North American Wildlife Conservation Model – Tenet #2View Post
We look deeper into the philosophical differences hunters have from those who do not hunt, the economic role hunting plays across our great nation, the responsibilities we all share as hunters and much more. This is a message adpated from #PROJECTELK. It follows the epic journey alongside one of North America’s most majestic creatures, the Rocky Mountain elk. Watch the complete film on Apple iTunes and Amazon Video.
North American Wildlife Conservation Model – Tenet #1View Post
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Why HuntView Post
Hunting is a privilege. It’s a privilege that can be taken from us very easily. We need to respect it, and we need to honor.
We have to provide some value to society. Hunting is about purposes that are deep and meaningful to each individual and making the entire picture better for the next generation.
A study published by the Journal of Wildlife Management indicates that hunting is among two recreational activities that inspire people to support conservation. The other is birdwatching. Perhaps the words of study co-author Ashley Dayer of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology best sum up the results, “There is hope for conservation in rural communities through both binoculars and bullets.” The research focused on the activity of those who live in rural, Upstate New York and …