Patricia Randolph’s Madravenspeak: Non-hunters should claim rights to wildlife. We pay for them.

Wisconsin Wildlife Ethic-Vote Our Wildlife

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“Ninety-four percent of total funding for wildlife conservation and management comes from the non-hunting public.” ~ Wildlife Conservation and Management in the U.S., October 2014.

Seven months of trapping is under way. Packs of dogs are running down wolves, coyotes and other woodland creatures. Thrill killing and animal cruelty are promoted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

The myth sold to the majority, the non-hunting public, is that hunters pay for “conservation” and therefore they have a right to the only say in divvying up wildlife for their take.

It is not true.

Who really pays for wildlife and land conservation? A new study, issued by Nevadans for Responsible Wildlife Management, did a thorough review of taxes levied by the Pittman-Robertson and the Dingell-Johnson acts on sales of sporting equipment, and the budgets of various conservation, wildlife advocacy and nonprofit groups. The study concludes, “Approximately 95 percent…

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