I’m sure we will be right behind you here in Oregon.Thanks to everyone who participated in this effort. Unfortunately, we were playing against a stacked deck of anti-hunting commissioners. It will only get worse here in Washington as two of the pro-hunting commissioner's terms end this year.
Very well said and I don’t disagree in the least, it just seems like now more than ever we need to be holding this elected officials accountable. The politicians are no longer afraid of the repercussions of their actions and that’s become evident enough you’d hope people would notice.Traction on a forum doesn’t matter. Our commission was purposefully hijacked by a corrupt governor and the animal rights activist groups in Seattle/Olympic peninsula area. The vote was going to be what it was no matter the science or hunter say.
Decades back when the politicians/governors hijacked game management in many states they set in motion a departure from science based wildlife management.
They are politicians, that’s how they want it. They are a class of individual who think they know best how things should be and want all the power they can get. The self promoters screaming pick me, pick me.
The truth of the matter.
The person who wants to lead is rarely the one who should lead, and rarely does the one who should lead want to be the leader.
I don’t live in WA anymore. I do follow a FB page called (Seattle looks like crap) or something along those lines. After seeing what a crap hole that place is becoming, and residents of Seattle still voting these politicians in. All hope is lost in WA when it comes to game management.Very well said and I don’t disagree in the least, it just seems like now more than ever we need to be holding this elected officials accountable. The politicians are no longer afraid of the repercussions of their actions and that’s become evident enough you’d hope people would notice.
I know BHA and Meateater were among national groups that cosigned the petition that got us to this point after the original 2021 vote (reference). Meateater discussed it a few time on the podcast and had Instagram posts about it from Steve and Clay I think back then. I don't follow a lot of other big hunting social media groups though.Where was all the social media stars? Why were they not pushing this? Shows they are only in it for the $$$ just like the politicians.