Urge Your Representative Vote Yes on H.J. 69, Overturning Harmful Alaska Regulation

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U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- Safari Club International (SCI) encourages all sportsmen and women to contact your U.S. Representative today and voice your support for House Joint Resolution 69.

If approved, H.J. Res. 69 will allow Congress to reverse a final rule, adopted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), that prohibits and restricts legal forms of hunting on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska.

This final FWS rule contradicts the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s constitutional mandate to manage the state’s wildlife resources for sustained yield, which is affirmed in the Alaska Statehood Act, the Alaska National Interests Land Conservation Act, and the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act. In short, the FWS regulation that H.J. Res. 69 will nullify is one that interferes with the State of Alaska’s ability to provide adequate wildlife for the state’s hunters.

With your help, H.J. Res. 69 will give Congress the opportunity to reverse this harmful FWS regulation adopted during the last months of the Obama Administration. It is imperative that you contact your Representative today and urge him/her to vote Yes on H.J. Res. 69. You must act NOW, as this Resolution is anticipated to be voted on the House floor tomorrow Thursday, February 16.

SCI, along with 26 other hunter conservation groups, signed a letter supporting H.J. Res. 69 (previously identified as H.J. Res. 49), which has been sent to House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. That letter provides additional details about the FWS regulation and about H.J. Res. 69.

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    CarolCeS
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    Jackie Bottenfield
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    Jackie Bottenfield

    Normally I don’t read post on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very forced me to try and do it! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, quite nice article.

    Marie
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    Marie

    Very entertaining reading the exchanges between Miz Sharon of England n’ ol’Wild Bill..hope to read more of such…

    Duane Lovell
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    Duane Lovell

    What Trump signed the HJR69 needs to be explained because he has lost a lot of votes including mine and all the people around me.; For him to do this he has no heart but it will hurt him in votes for sure

    Just me
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    Just me

    All that is happening is that the Federal Government is repealing unnecessary regulations and allowing the state of Alaska to manage it’s own wildlife resources. Alaska has PREMIER Fish & Game Management professionals who need no help from guys and girls in suits in the DC swamp. For those of you who are upset about all this, go to the Alaska Fish & Game website and read all the true facts about hunting in Alaska. Most of you will not understand and lose interest after reading for just a few minutes; because most of what you will read is about… Read more »

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    Wilburn Rademacher

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    Tim
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    Tim

    While this is an old thread, the bill was signed into law and the anti-hunters are having a field day saying it is now allowable to hunt sows/cubs in their dens while hibernating. I doubt it is, but is this true? Yes, the fake news media lies, but a confirmation would help.

    William
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    William

    Alaska has laws on their books that prohibit the hunting of cubs and hibernating wolves, coyote, and bears. They are to hunt specific harmful predatory animals during specific times of year when they become dangerous.

    The Federal Law was overreaching and was not even a law, since the Fed. Fish and Wildlife agency do not have the rights to wright law.

    But, in answer to your question, nobody is allowed to hunt hibernating or young animals per Alaska law.

    Fuck yall
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    JB
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    JB

    Not sure how many on here have been to or are in Alaska, but being a Florida boy up there and being familiar with hunting and fishing regulations growing up, I was blown away by how protective that state is of everything… They seriously realize that wildlife needs protecting and they impliment so many rules and regs that putting the stuartship back in the staes hands and out of the Fed`s is a sane and just thng. Period… If the O administration pushed this thru late night you have to wonder.

    Holly
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    Holly

    I hope all the people who are so upset about killing baby bears and baby wolves are more upset about the killing of human babies through abortion! Which is worse??? Where is the outrage for those killings?

    TS
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    TS

    Apparently YOU have all the outrage, but not a bit for children who are actually here. They can suffer all they want because they are poor, black, homeless or disadvantaged in some way, but you can be self-righteous and above others by proclaiming YOUR disapproval of abortion. If you don’t like abortion, don’t effing have one you sanctimonious bit&h.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @ThumbSucker, “…children who are actually here…” and “They can suffer…because they are poor, black, homeless…” Really, do you actually know some? I don’t believe you do. If you do it would not be difficult for you to do something for them. You are just a name caller. Poisoned mind, and poison tongue.

    TS
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    TS

    Old Useless Bill. I know plenty, and who says I don’t do anything for them?

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    Well, Thumb Suck, If you do something for poor homeless children, then it should not be too hard to name them. So name them!

    ray
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    ray

    From what you say I have to believe that you must spend a lot of time helping these poor unfortunates that you speak of. Do you do so on your $ or mine, me I’m sick of these freeloaders and their defenders, like you. It is sick people like you that have created the freeloaders. I have a dilemma with abortion, on one hand I want to get rid of it, then on the other hand I love it because most of the people having them are future morons and Demon-Craps like you.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @ray, At this very moment, Thought Struggle, is calling someone that he knows to help him come up with some children’s names. Well, there is Jane, Sally, and little Tyron, Jr…

    Fred
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    Fred

    Go suck another part of your body that’s about the same size as your thumb, @sshole. If you’d stop sleeping around and encouraging so many women to do the same when they’re not ready or in a position to have children, there wouldn’t be so much abortion (esp as birth control, since lots of women have had several). The unborn child is a human being, ALSO, not that you would care about that… but enabling sexual irresponsibility, adultery, and callousness in general by encouraging women to destroy their own children is nothing to be proud of, @sswipe. As for calling… Read more »

    Judy Beasley
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    Judy Beasley

    All life is important. It’s easy to kill when it’s not your neck or your families neck in the noose…

    MJ
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    MJ

    Save this for it’s proper forum. This poor communication is the reason people struggle to come together over a single issue.

    TMS
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    TMS

    There is outrage for abortions. And there is also outrage for killing animals. Some people have outrage for both, among other disgusting issues human beings do.

    Susan Squires
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    Susan Squires

    Killing a baby is just wrong Shame on humans.o

    Macten
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    Macten

    You people go back to sleep. All this bill does is reverse a federal take over of Alaskan lands from the Alaskan people. Go live you pathetic lives eating veggies and leave the business of Alaska to its people.

    Robert Jaco
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    Robert Jaco

    All I know is regardless of whatever reason no animal should be hunted while they’re in their dens or gassed or hibernating. There should be a limit and that is just a coward and a piece of crap for anyone or to do.

    Dany petelle
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    Dany petelle

    Yup it’s now official… Two days ago on Tuesday April 4th 2017 Trump just overturned a rule that protected our majestic wildlife in Alaska This now legally opens the door to the most heinous and disgusting anti-wildlife and pro trophy hunting techniques. It is vile and cruel. The majority of hunters are even against these tactics because it is so unethical. By overturning this protection rule, trump has now made it legally ok for dens to be gassed to kill wolf pups and entire families. Bears to be shot while hibernating. Hunters to lure animals with food and then shoot… Read more »

    Dany petelle
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    Dany petelle

    * Correction: Trump signed and rolled back the regulations on Monday, April 3rd…

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    The repeal of the federal regulation only allows federally qualified subsistence hunters to hunt anything in its den. I don’t think that includes anyone outside of the Inuit. And of those Inuit subsistence hunters, few have done the paperwork to become “federally qualified”. The repeal of this federal regulation does return control of hunting to the state of Alaska. Now, the issue is up to the Alaskans.

    ray
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    ray

    WB, I give you credit, you keep trying to educate these MooooooooRooooons, but to no avail. they are content to be ignorant and misinformed. You nor anyone else can penetrate their armor. Facts only confuse them momentarily.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @ray, I know in my heart that you are right,,, but everyone should have a hobby!

    MJ
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    MJ

    Well said.

    Ray VonGunten
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    Ray VonGunten

    If I understand this correctly, it turns control back over to the State of Alaska where it belongs, not as the late night vote and signing by the Obama administration to impose Federal law over Alaskan rights to control its land and wildlife, and returning rights to QUALIFIED SUBSISTANCE HUNTERS that had been granted by the State of Alaska.

    Daniela Bress
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    Daniela Bress

    Killing bear cubs and wolf pups and their mothers has NOTHING to do with hunting – it’s nothing but the murder of babies and tells a lot about the progressive decline of the human society’s values. I’m deeply ashamed to be part of such a low and worthless species that obeys to “laws” promoting greed, enviousness, megalomania, recklessness, destruction and selfishness and condemning or even punishing compassion, decency, commitment for the weaker, protection of vital resources, wildlife and environment and all other true values without a dollar sign on it!

    Adrian Appley
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    Adrian Appley

    Wild Bill – I have read your comments and come to the obvious conclusion you are an ignorant IDIOT that could never understand anything about anything. Your type make me sick.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    Well, Adrian, that is pretty broad. I am sure that my “type” probably does make you sick. Some people can not be hard working, self sacrificing, truth seeking defenders of their country, nation, and constitution. They just do not have it in them. And, therefore, they are sickened by jealousy and self loathing by people that have spent their lives in such pursuits. By the way, are you in England? Are you friends with Sharon?

    Adrian Appley
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    Adrian Appley

    Wild Bill – yes, I do live in England where many of us abhor the type of hobby you and all the rest of the sick sadists enjoy. I cannot understand what you are saying when you talk about “sickened by jealousy and self loathing” What do you mean ?

    Sharon Hopkins
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    Sharon Hopkins

    to all the neanderthals on this site who enjoy slaughtering wildlife for fun, i wish a trillion plagues, poxes, zika viruses etc. etc. on you all. you may call yourselves conservationists but you certainly put the “con” into conservation. you people are a cancer in the world, unfortunately your evil tentacles reach far and wide. i hope you reap that what you all sew and that on your deathbeds the spirits of all the creatures you slaughtered for fun, will haunt you all into perpetuity.

    Raymond Miller
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    Raymond Miller

    Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha. I love to see these moorons go nuts, they are a riot, funny as hell. But very dangerous, because they have no morality, Kill a baby, OK, hunt oh no that’s bad. Fleeking nut jobs really show their self when they can’t/don’t win. It’s moorons like SH who are still crying over Trump winning the election, funny but, DANGEROUS, if they can’t have their way.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Ray, Sharon really is not a moron, she is… English!

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Sharon Hopkins, Because you live in England, you are not aware of the Lacy Act and the Robertson-Pittman Act. These two acts of Congress were insisted on by American Sportsman. The Lacy Act outlawed market hunting (i.e. the taking of all the animal species in large amounts for purpose of selling to restaurants, canneries, foreign buyers.) The Robertson-Pittman Act placed a ten percent tax on all firearms and ammunition sold in the United States (note: now it is eleven percent and applies to archery as well). All of the Robertson-Pittman tax monies are supposed to go for buying and improving… Read more »

    Brian DuBridge
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    Brian DuBridge

    Such a bunch of ignorance in the comments. Very few that I’ve seen comment have researched what’s happening or what Alaska’s laws are in regards to the hunting practices in question. The natives – Indians or Eskimos if you will – used to hunt bear and such with spears and bows. Before guns were readily available, to get the meat and hide of bears they sometimes would kill a hibernating bear as a safe way to harvest it. There was a multi year study done from 1978 to 1987 which gathered hunting practices from all the clusters of villages inhabited… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Brian, Good commentary. Thanks for the facts.

    Stephen
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    Stephen

    Thank You Brian. Great. Information. Excellent Communication!

    JimLin
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    JimLin

    Brian, Thank you for the links. I actually learned quite a bit more about the hunting, subsistence uses and cultural regard Native Alaskans have for bears. I’d suspected that Native Alaskans inherently had more respect & reason for their ‘kills’ than trophy hunters. However, you and many others are arguing two separate issues here. There will NEVER be any end or compromise to the ideological/ethical differences between hunters and non-hunters. That’s a separate issue from this topic, which is that this resolution seeks to introduce inhumane/unethical alleged ‘predator control’ practices into federally-funded National Wildlife Refuges where previously they were prohibited.… Read more »

    Brian DuBridge
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    Brian DuBridge

    Jim, It matters not whether the rules applied to the wildlife refuge, the Alaskan laws cover it, and relating to one of your earlier comments, hunting and fishing are officially recognized as important activities in Federal Wildlife Refuges. The Department of Interior rule, which by the way only went into affect late last year, has not overturned any significant activity because it was mostly redundant. The practices are already outlawed by the State, and the State would always seek to control the population of game animals through hunting rather than spend the money and effort to partake in special predator… Read more »

    Sharon Hopkins
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    Sharon Hopkins

    As a ” moron” who hates hunting or the killing of any creature for fun, I do not eat meat or wear leather. That is my contribution to the planet. As for your ridiculous comments that hunters actually love nature and protect it ? Is this some kind of joke? So, you go out with your gun, see a bear or a wolf, take aim and kill it and you call that “protect”? Has it never occurred to you that that animal you snuffed the life out of, probably had cubs to feed and they will now starve to death… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Sharon, Really, that is all that you are able to contribute? My sympathies. Yes, hunters do love wild life and work to protect the entire species. If there are too few, we do not hunt. If too many, limits are increased. Every individual of every species is going to die anyway, so the survival of the species is important. That a very few of any species is sacrificed to protect the whole species is unimportant. Yes, during the hunting season, we are required to check to see if the female game animal still has young with it (e.g. in MN… Read more »

    Susan Squires
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    Susan Squires

    Republicans don’t get abortions ?

    Jill Johnson
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    Jill Johnson

    GOP claim to be pro-life but guess that only applies to humans! The Republicans believe in saving a fetus over the mother who may have other children at home who are dependent on her. Guess this is the same concept. The GOP believe in slaughtering and killing animals by any means leaving bear cubs and wolf pups to die a slow death from dehydration and lack of nourishment. I very rarely expect much positive from this group. Wonder if the GOP brain is set up differently because I cannot begin to conceive how they rationalize their thoughts?

    JimLin
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    JimLin

    Yet another document to be better informed on this entire subject. It’s the original ruling w/all the proposals & adoptions that the new HJR69 has overturned. It’s long, but if you really want to know what you’re talking about or against, it’s here. Read it or skim it. Whatever. https://www.fws.gov/alaska/nwr/pdf/NWRS_Alaska_Refuges_Statewide_FinalRule_FAQs.pdf You’ll note that Native Alaskan tribes were as thoroughly as possible consulted. Taking into account the remoteness and lack of technological communications. As a matter of fact it seems that Natives’ welfare was of major concern to Fish & Wildlife Dept. & the formation of that ruling. Additionally, that ruling… Read more »

    JimLin
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    JimLin

    I realize what I wrote above is long, convoluted and may very well not be read by most. So here it is, (maybe)short & (not so) sweet: The Congressionally-passed bill that will most likely shortly be signed by Trump is nothing more than a transparent desire to extend Alaska’s statewide inhumane/cruel/or unethical methods, which they euphemistically call “predator control”…to extend these methods into Federally Funded National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska. They claim that being unable to utilize these methods severely inhibits natives from acquiring needed subsistence. This is bull. Natives (and from what I gather ONLY natives) have been and… Read more »

    Loni Miller
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    Loni Miller

    This is great information- thanks for the links. I hate when people conflate two different issues and muddy the waters with shit that is not pertinent to the issue at hand. Great job staying on point and while you have a clear opinion at least there are facts and links for people to verify or come with their own opinion.

    Sharon Hopkins
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    Sharon Hopkins

    I believe the gormless, brain-dead Sarah Palin lives in Alaska and she indulges in killing wolves and bears from her own plane so she probably supports this so-called form of “management”. She hates the environment so any wild creature is fair game to this moronic woman. She’s a joke, she can’t even speak properly. Killing bears and wolves from planes is the most disgusting and barbaric form of slaughter – why? To see a beautiful animal’s life snuffed out because people have the !right! to do it is outrageous. There are even wildlife contests where coyotes and other creatures are… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @SH, I believe the gormless, brain dead Sharon Hopkins lives in England and has no standing to complain in the affairs of Americans. She hates her environment (England), and human beings. SH is a joke and can not even speak English properly. Bla bla bla! Oh, yeah I been to Iraq, and if hunting offends your delicate sensibilities you should see close support air ops!

    Sharon Hopkins
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    Sharon Hopkins

    So, Wild Bill Hickok has been to Iraq. Pity he didn’t stay there. I happen to love my country, it’s just that I have to live on the same planet as people like WB. It seems us with “delicate sensibilities” can never get through to the WBs and his ilk as his sort are on another planet. Why can’t you cherish and enjoy wildlife instead of wanting to destroy it? People like WB are ignorant cowards who think that by eliminating another species is fun and macho with their big guns and other forms of extermination. These people are inadequates… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Sharon H, Wild Bill Hickok was never in Iraq. The typical Englishman is so poor and so used to being ruled over that all they can do is talk or write. Some don’t even do that well (inadequate is an adjective or an adverb not a noun). Here at the ranch we have set aside an untouched seventeen acre corridor for the deer and other wildlife to get down to the river unmolested, except by other wildlife. We have eleven rescue dogs, 12 rescue horses, and donate to twenty-seven animal charities. What has Sharon done for wild life, ever? It… Read more »

    Raymond Miller
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    Raymond Miller

    Whoa, WB, I was commenting on Sharron B., not you. I too have a problem with the holier than thou lefties. It is amazing that SB, if she does live in GB, would have so much to say about a subject she obviously knows little if anything about. particularly in a country where only the a select few can hunt.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Ray Miller, Oh, my apologies, sir. I was in error.

    ray
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    ray

    Yes you would eradicate anyone who disagrees with you or does something that you don’t approve of. Fortunately there are more of us who LOVE our CONSTITUTION and the FREEDOM it provides that we out number you trolls. If you don’t like America and Americans then maybe you should hop on a rocket and move to Mars. You are one of the reasons that I am not totally opposed to abortion, it’s just to bad you mommy didn’t believe in it.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @ray, Actually ray, I spent my entire life defending my fellow Americans and our Constitution. I would not eradicate any of them. Although, I do object to an English person trying to impose their all knowing will upon Americans. Just like our forefathers.

    EZ
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    EZ

    Ray, your last sentence is funny! Thanks for the chuckle! BTW it’s “too” in this case – sorry, I can never get the teacher out of me!! LOL

    Brian DuBridge
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    Brian DuBridge

    Actually, hunters love nature and DO protect it, much more than naive little twits like you who know nothing about how nature actually works. We cherish and enjoy wildlife and ensure that species are not eliminated, and prevent starvation and disease through our practices of managed harvest. We are often highly amused by the ineffectual rantings of ignorant twitty girls like you, though, knowing how much turmoil and frustration imagined offenses are generating for you in attempting to interfere with our healthy practices. Too bad England is such an overpopulated socialist State. Otherwise more of you would get a chance… Read more »

    Whitefish
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    Whitefish

    Brian, do you know what a little POS fascist you sound like? Step inside an echo chamber if you don’t know yet. I’m all for hunting but can’t stand the self-righteous chest pounding fascists that have to belittle people having any opinion alternative to your’s. Grow-up if there’s time.

    Sharon Hopkins
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    Sharon Hopkins

    Can anyone explain to me why is it so thrilling to snuff out the life of a sentient creature that has never impinged on anyone. Wild animals are trying to survive and yet people enjoy killing bears, wolves and other animals from planes, they trap and poison them and other vile methods under the guise of “management”. The human race is increasing at an alarming rate stealing habitats from animals that have lived in the wild for centuries. It’s the human race that needs to be managed and controlled as we are the pest species. People who enjoy murdering a… Read more »

    ray
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    ray

    I ask the same thing every time you libturds murder an innocent baby, and sell the parts. I hunt and if you don’t like it that’s TS. I don’t kill baby animals or baby humans, unlike you, you jackwad.