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Good article in Washington monthly

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Malone LaVeigh, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. Malone LaVeigh

    Malone LaVeigh Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Washed out of Four-dollar Bayou. Now I'm... somewh
    The End of Hunting?

    Why only progressive government can save a great American pastime.


    Too long to post here, but the author makes some very good points.

    I know a lot of folks here won't agree with the premise of the title, but I say anything that helps keep hunting alive helps our cause by keeping the population familiar with guns. I've always said there's more common cause than the ideologues on either side want us to know about.
  2. cuchulainn

    cuchulainn Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Looking for a cow that Queen Meadhbh stole
    Hunting is hurting from a lack of interest as much as a lack of land. We have so many more recreational options than even 15 years ago that many people simply choose other activity.

    Besides that, we're more pressed for time than in decades past, and hunting is a big time investment. Even people with their own huntable land just out the back door often rarely get out (I know some) because other pressures rarely leave them the time to sit in the woods for hours on end.

    I doubt that an <ahem> "progressive" government could do anything about the waning interest and lack of time.

    And, yes, I disagree that only an <ahem> "progressive" government can safeguard hunting lands, but that debate probably would involve a few dead horses and some whips. ;)

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