We almost got a turkey re-introduction but the "huggers" put an end to it. They felt that it was not in the best interest of the turkeys to be intro. just to be a game animal. I feel they missed the bigger picture of introducing the species. All the scientific research suggested it was a good thing for the local ecosystem.
That is just plain idiocy on thier half id say they missed the big picture for sure id be fighting that one to the end why do they always gotta FU*& up stuff they shouldnt even be a part of? pardon the french.
The non-hunting community up here is still more organized and vocal than the hunting community. I've tried to organize letter writing campaigns, local protests, etc. but the hunters seem to be quite content to have these things lost. Every year it is costing a bit more to hunt and you need a few more cards to do it but nobody seems to mind. It is just a way to make the process more difficult for new hunters to start up the sport.
There is one tip I have learned over the years in hunting whitetails in late season snow. Do not overlook soybeans left standing on the edges of fence rows, woods, creeks, buildings wherever it might be, this is where the deer will be while the food lasts during late season. December/January will pull deer in from some distance away to feed on the easy to get to food.
I killed one of my nicest bucks off of a very small patch of soybeans that was left after rains created a...