by Grand Forks Herald
March 27, 2012 at 7:11 am in Grand Forks Herald
Despite the sharp decline in the state’s moose population, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has decided to allow a moose hunting season this fall. Continue Reading
Tags: Department of Natural Resources, DNR, hunting, Minnesota, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, moose, Outdoors, updates 5 Comments »
How about NO moose hunting until or unless the population recovers?
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Even when the number one argument for hunting, population control, is being taken care of by Mother Nature, the DNR bows to the pressure of hunters. No surprise there! I’m sure the DNR is simultaneously being pressured to allow more wolves to be hunted so the moose population recovers even quicker. So…to justify their sport [sic]…hunters will once again be called upon to thin the herds…and the natural balance will be restored.
The greatest thrill is not to kill but to let live. — J.O. Curwood
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Ah yes, hunting as sport. Taking out an animal from 300 yards. In most sports, the other “team” gets to compete.
The DNR (do nothing responsibly) is afraid of losing out on license fees. Instead of giving the moose a year off they are worried about their pocket book.
This is what I don’t understand and I’m not advocating hunting. There is an overabundance of eagles in this country. They have been taken off the endangered species list. But if you shoot one you can face a maximum fine of $100,000 and a year in jail. (The fine is usually around $5000.)
The eagle is a member of the vulture family. In some countries they are considered a nuisance. But here they are protected even though they have more than fully recovered. It doesn’t seem fair to the rest of the wildlife in our country. I think they should all be treated the same way.
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Did you miss the stories last week about some NA tribes in the SW being granted permission to kill eagles for some ceremonies?
I agree, the DNR in this state is pretty nuts. Last week they were raising the license fees, yesterday I saw where they’re already set up to be able to sell licenses during the ‘event of another gov’t shutdown’.
Like they’re already planning another shutdown? North Dakota is starting to look pretty good to me!
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