Thursday, April 17, 2008

Hunting In The News

© By Othmar Vohringer

Wisconsin Advisory Group Votes to Urge Wolf Season

The Wisconsin Conservation Congress voted on April 14 to urge the state to develop a gray wolf hunt to keep population numbers within management objectives.

The wolf hunt resolution passed through the Conservation Congress by a vote of 4,848 to 772 according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

The Wisconsin Conservation Congress is a group of delegates elected by the citizens of the state and serves as an advisory group to the Natural Resources Board and the Wisconsin DNR. The group holds meetings in each of the 77 Wisconsin counties.

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Anti’s Attack School Hunting Program

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has chosen a Wisconsin middle school as one of the newest targets in its anti-hunting fight.

Students at Northwestern Middle School in Poplar, Wisconsin have a Hunter’s Wall, which is a spot where they can post photos of their kills, celebrating the rich hunting heritage of the region.

The photo wall is in the classroom of science teacher Russ Bailey, who also teaches an after-school hunter education course in the room.

PETA sent a letter to the principal of the school, Ken Bartelt, asking him to remove the Hunter’s Wall because the organization believes it promotes violence. The letter was also posted online and was sent to local media.
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Trailblazer Adventure Program Seeking Volunteers

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation (USSAF) is looking for volunteers from across the country to assist in the Trailblazer Adventure Program.

Volunteering for the Trailblazer Adventure Program is your opportunity to help expose families to outdoor activities through the Trailblazer Adventure Day events.

The one-day Trailblazer Adventure Day program serves as an all-around introduction to the thrill of outdoor sports and the importance of conservation. It is typically hosted at a Boy Scout camp or similar facility.

The Trailblazer Adventure Day features a variety of activities, demonstrations and orientation sessions designed to show children and their parents what the outdoor lifestyle is all about. All activities are conducted under the supervision of experienced Trail Guides with an emphasis on safety. Local Field Directors, USSAF representatives, attend each event to ensure coordination between all participating organizations.

Outdoors with Othmar Vohringer News is regularly updated through the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance. The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance provides direct lobbying and grassroots coalition support to protect and advance the rights of hunters, fishermen, trappers and scientific wildlife management professionals. This is accomplished through coalition building, ballot issue campaigning and legislative and government relations. Contributions to the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance, a 501 (C) 4 organization, are not tax deductible unless you are in an outdoors related industry.

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adam said...

We have a lot of coyotes, and it is pretty much open season on them. They are very wary though!

SimplyOutdoors said...

All interesting news bits about the outdoor world.

The PETA story doesn't shock me at all.

Great info though. Thanks for sharing.

Othmar Vohringer said...

I am glad you all get something out of "Hunting in the News". I will make this in future a regular item on this blog.

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