"When some of my friends have asked me anxiously about their boys, whether they should let them hunt, I have answered, yes - remembering that it was one of the best parts of my education - make them hunters."

Henry David Thoreau, 1854

“A citizen who shirks his duty to contribute to the security of his community is little better than the criminal who threatens it.” - Robert Boatman

Friday, February 11, 2011

Meet Scott Tipton on Thursday the 24th of Feb.

IDPA Participants:

One of our shooters, Chris Herrman christopherherrman@yahoo.com

“Morning John, I'm helping organize a sportsmen reception with Congressman Scott Tipton on Thursday the 24th and want to make sure the shooting sports are represented. This will be a casual meet and greet so we can get to know the Congressman and his staff.

When: February 24, 2011, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
Where: Dolce Vita Restaurant, 336 Main Street, Grand Junction

For further information contact Chris at the email address above

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

No Oink About It, Feral Pig Problem Spreading

By Ruth Ravve

Published February 07, 2011

| FoxNews.com

War is being waged right now across the country -- against huge, ever-growing packs of feral pigs that are running rampant, destroying crops, killing wildlife and spreading disease everywhere they go, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports.

They’ve been spotted all the way from Texas to California to Michigan and in New York.

“It's estimated there are at least 4 million of them nationwide, but its impossible to count them all so there may be much more” said Carol Bannerman, a spokesman for the USDA Wildlife Services.

Officials say they cause more than $8 million worth of damage every year. [snip]

Animal rights groups are outraged over what they say is persecution of pigs. Don Anthony, of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida, said he doesn’t believe the swine are causing all the problems that are claimed.

He wants state leaders to “leave them alone or find a way to neuter them to keep their population down,” he said. Since the hogs have been in the United States for five hundred years, they’re “almost natives,” so “we should be used to them by now. Killing them is barbaric and unnecessary,” he said.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking the problem very seriously. "Because of the impact it has on everything from agriculture to natural resources and humans’ health and safety, its an extremely important problem,” Bannerman said.

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