Backcountry Hunters & Anglers has issued a call to action in opposition to the newly designated Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management. He wants to … yes, sell all public lands. While this is currently primarily an issue out West, if these creeps win out West, it will quickly become a problem here in the Southeast. As I’ve said before, I think environmentalists need to reconsider their hostility to people who hunt, as these people are our natural allies in the fight to save public land. Backcountry Hunters & Anglers has done excellent work out West in opposing these efforts. They’re politically savvy, and they know how to get the job done. They also are leading the fight against unethical hunting practices like captive hunting and drone hunting. Their “fair chase” ethic is consciously modeled on Theodore Roosevelt’s, one of our first and greatest conservationists. These people deserve our interest and support. They currently have a Tennessee chapter, and are trying to form one in Georgia. I believe they are doing a lot of good. For one thing, it’s a lot harder for legislators to dismiss hunters and fisherman as wacko tree huggers.
Here’s two more articles for background.