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#1 Rowdy Yates

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 02:12 PM

A follow-up to another SCI article about this problem and they are making some head way to a real solution. Park elk shooters for Colorado

Colorado Considering Sportsmen

In a follow up to an earlier Crosshairs story on elk kills in the Rocky Mountain National Park (5-26-06), Colorado officials are now debating the use of sportsmen to help thin herds on Federal land. Hunting by sportsmen is not legally allowed on Park lands but the state is looking into the idea of using sportsmen as agents of the state Division of Wildlife in order to accomplish its goals. According to some estimates, this would save the state $18 million dollars. The state is also working with its federal congressional delegation to change the law prohibiting the use of sportsmen on federal lands if the efforts are designed to help the overall management and conservation of the species. We will keep you posted. (Source: Denver Post)

We all agreed this is a better answer than hired sharp shooters. Question is did any of our HR folks write a letter in response to this issue? If so it is working - keep it up. You might be taking elk off their park lands. ;)

Edited by Rowdy Yates, 04 August 2006 - 02:24 PM.

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 03:28 PM

SCI does alot of good for all hunters, from squirrel to African Big game they keep hunters and conservation 1st. Proud to be a faithfull memeber...

Hope that continues to improve towards a ethical and constructive solution. Hopefully the SCI Hunters for the Hungry program can also benefit from this action. Donating much needed meat to feed the needy is always a plus..

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 06:55 AM

Its a great idea. Spend 18 million dollars or make some money selling tags ....kinda seems like a no brainer to me.
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Posted 06 August 2006 - 06:44 AM

It may work...

I hope they are smart enough to close the park down during the duration of the hunt( or at least sections of the park). The last thing we want is "fence sitting" spectators viewing the killing of park elk. This act alone may cause them to swing to the side of the anti-hunters. :no:

If you get one of these tags.....please be smart about how you hunt and how you're viewed! This has all the potential to come back ugly for hunters. Let's make sure we do it right! ;)

Edited by iamyourhuckleberry, 06 August 2006 - 06:51 AM.

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 06:11 PM

hunting the elk... gosh i wonder what government einstein thought of that. :huh:

Or more pointedly- why the heck wasnt that the FIRST idea.

Send the 18M saved to Iraq, our boys need it over there for more guns and ammo.


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