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 learned this the hard way last year. If you're hunting in an area with lots of bear activity, it's a great idea to stash your food and water up in a tree. I like to wrap everything in a tarp and tie it between two trees. Don't just tie it up in one tree but tie it in between two trees at least 15 feet in the air. I thought I had my backpacking camp's food supply stashed pretty well last year. I returned to camp during the first weekend of archery to find all my food destroyed. Make sure...