So the first part of the week I was not 100% then latter part of the week it rained, right there in the middle of all that I went in search of harmony. Did I find it? Some of it found me right here at home.
And some really Big garlic plants. I believe this was an old homestead lot as I saw some old foundations here and there.
They are growing quite a bit of Wild Onion, in other areas where they burn, then let grow what nature has put there birds are there. Those areas are marked no Hunting. So my ?? is does Hunting provide good habitat management? I don't think so.
Over on the verge of the field where some natural grasses were growing an Eastern Kingbird was keenly looking for a meal...
Observing wildlife and birds is my hobby and my passion...it makes me happy and it fills me up with good feelings, I don't think setting wild life up for slaughter is a good thing. WHEN will this tide ever turn left? Just goes to show the current way is not the best way. SO Many of our refuges are being mismanaged for the purpose of hunting. IF they were managing for observation and continuation of the species more people and more wildlife would benefit, currently a few white men in pick up trucks toting guns have more SAY then a middle aged couple in a Subaru.
According to the report I read put out by the Fish n Wildlife Service in 2016, 43 million people identify as birders, they are on average earning $70,000 a yr and spend $80 Billion dollars in the process. Where as HUNTING: 13.7 Million considered themselves as hunters and spent $12 Billion annually. OK big difference, and yet where is the political clout?
So in closing I guess what I am saying is let it be known what side of the aisle you're on, we've been fed this line of misinformation long enough that Hunters are the ones funding our wild spaces, I call BS on that one! Just one more Incorrect piece of info that is driving policy in this country.