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.
I've spent countless hours either on my hands and knees or bent over, messing up my back, looking for blood. One such instance I remember most was a hog hunt a few years ago in Mississippi. I had never shot a hog so when I poked a hole in this guy; I was determined to find him. Wearing snake leggings, I crawled on my hands and knees through the briars and the brambles and bushes where a rabbit wouldn't go. I found a spot of blood here and there but never the pig. And lucky for me, I didn't find...