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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:45 PM

Decline In Hunters Threatens How U.S. Pays For Conservation

https://www.npr.org/2018/03/20/593001800/decline-in-hunters-threatens-how-u-s-pays-for-conservation

A new survey by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows that today, only about 5 percent of Americans, 16 years old and older, actually hunt. That's half of what it was 50 years ago and the decline is expected to accelerate over the next decade.

Meanwhile other wildlife-centered activities, like birdwatching, hiking and photography, are rapidly growing, as American society and attitudes towards wildlife change.


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Beringia Monday OP
underpants Monday #1
CentralMass Monday #2
BigmanPigman Monday #3
exboyfil Monday #5
2naSalit Monday #4
Beringia Monday #6
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Response to Beringia (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:49 PM

1. Virginia's Game and Inland Fishery is fully self funded

No money out of the general fund

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Response to Beringia (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:50 PM

2. Wow. You would think that in a country with more then 393 million civilian owned firearms, there

would be more hunters.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:06 PM

3. Damn good point!

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:10 PM

5. I think we benefit from the irregular distribution of guns

Probably better for a person to have 10 guns than ten people have 1 gun each.

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Response to Beringia (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:09 PM

4. Policy change could fix that.

Many conservation groups have, for years, made proposals to shift the funding so that they can participate in the agency policies like hunters get to. But noooo, can't do that, then they would be able to actually do something significant in the way of conserving nature rather than exploiting it all the time and only allowing the exploiters to have a say in policy matters.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:12 PM

6. Yes, I was just going to post on that

I went to DNR (hunters) meetings in Madison Wisconsin in 2006 and 2007. Two citizens made proposals to have a fee for general public so they can have more say in management of wildlife and the resolutions failed.





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Response to Beringia (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:03 AM

7. It's a major issue

here in the Rockies.

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