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arrowsmit 12-31-2004 09:50 AM

Newest & Most Dangerous Threat To Bowhunting
 
Bowhunter Alert

State and local bowhunting organizations are invited to attend a meeting on January 5 to hear a presentation of a bowhunting defense plan from the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA).

The meeting is in response to the announcement by the newly merged Humane Society of the United States and the Fund for Animals that bowhunting would be a priority target.

On November 30, USSA convened a conference call of bowhunting leaders to discuss the threat. Participating in the call were representatives from the Archery Trade Association (ATA), Bowhunter Magazine, Bowhunting.net, Bowhunting World Magazine, Bowsite.com, International Bowhunting Organization, and the Pope & Young Club.

USSA was asked by the call participants to prepare a bowhunter defense plan to be presented at a meeting held during the ATA show in Indianapolis, Indiana. The meeting will be on Wednesday, January 5 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM in room 110 of the Indianapolis Convention Center.

Bowhunting leaders interested in attending the meeting or finding out more about the threat should contact USSA at [email protected] or telephone 614-888-4868.

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arrowsmit 12-31-2004 09:52 AM

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It might be a good idea to keep this at the top for awhile.

the Razorhead 01-01-2005 10:41 AM

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man, I would LOVE to attend that meeting...

arrowsmit 01-01-2005 10:52 AM

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Yep, I would too!

kevin1 01-12-2005 04:44 AM

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Do any of you realistically see your state's F&G dept. giving up bow hunting revenue or any facet of their ability to manage the herd ?

HSUS may be well funded and organized , but that doesn't mean that they will be unbeatable . They lose court challenges more often than they win in cases where they try to stop hunts , and spend ridiculous amounts of money each time . Let 'em pop off , they'll just waste even more money .

1865 01-12-2005 07:49 AM

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ORIGINAL: kevin1

Do any of you realistically see your state's F&G dept. giving up bow hunting revenue or any facet of their ability to manage the herd ?

HSUS may be well funded and organized , but that doesn't mean that they will be unbeatable . They lose court challenges more often than they win in cases where they try to stop hunts , and spend ridiculous amounts of money each time . Let 'em pop off , they'll just waste even more money .
True, but everytime they win one we loose a little more of our hunting rights. It's like the anti-gun establishment. They realize that they can't take away all of our gun rights at once, so they work on them a little at a time. A folding stock here, a flash supressor there, then an entire class of weapons, then it's all handguns, then it's everything but shotguns, then it's everything. Same principal, first it will be a certain type of broadhead, then a type of bow, then a reduction in when and where you can bowhunt, then you are shooting at 3-d targets(if you're lucky). Don't ignore the threat because it seems small now!

arrowsmit 01-12-2005 08:33 PM

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Realistically most F&G Depts can't look at bowhunting as a viable management tool due to the low number of participants & even lower success rates. And they know that more than the lions share of revenue from license sales comes from gun hunters. That makes us bowhunters a small (therefore weak & potentially fragile) segment of the hunting community. Sorta like bear baiters in most western states or mt. lion hunters in CA. Ask those guys if the threat is real....

LBR 01-14-2005 11:28 PM

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Any news about what went on at the meeting?

Chad

arrowsmit 01-17-2005 03:59 AM

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I haven't heard anything yet. Anyone?

rost495 01-17-2005 10:33 AM

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We can't view bowhunting as a feasible management tool due to low successes. I tend to agree with that. What you have to look at is the back door of this. IMHO if they can take away the less used weapons first, then they can combine with the anti gun mainstream at the end and there will be nothing left for anyone.

As it has been used in city settings, the use of the bow in suburbia is a good thing and one of the few management tools available at a reasonable cost. But even in this example, do away with pistol, MZ, archery etc.... then there will be nothing left at the end.

Its a scary thought that they are that well organized.

Jeff


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