Idaho Forest Service can be Sued Over Sage Grouse Decline
Sadly I believe it is true that the Forest service and BLM would rather cater to the cattle industry than conservationists. Money talks and poloticians and voters are going to side with the huge taxpaying industry of cattle ranchers who are very important to the local economy. On this topic I am torn because I want to see more birds, but I won't support wiping out the cattle industry which is what some of these conservation groups could allow to happen for the sage grouse's sake. Last year we had a wet spring and lots of cover and the hatch was amazing. The year before that is was poor so we can't blame it all on the ranchers I guess.
I agree with you 100% hank...it's a balancing act to be sure...we struggle with the same thing in the Gunnision Valley in CO...for shelfish reasons I want to see habitat improved...but the ranchers have there rights...i think more hunter/rancher discussion could help the problems...keep the damn lawyers adn the feds out of it!
To “GRUNT” or Not to “GRUNT” that is the question. Like all things pertaining to whitetail deer all hunters have their own way of hunting them. As a Call Maker of course I want everybody to own one and buy one from me, as a Guide I just want you to have one to up your chances of stopping that big old whitetail. I know that lots of you would think that this is a tool you wouldn’t even think about going into the woods without.One year at my lodge we had 12 hunters show up and I asked them if they...