Let’s Talk Hunting
By Don Molde
Many well-meaning wildlife advocates and their organizations tread lightly around the topic of hunting, as though there is something special … perhaps historical or cultural … or even ‘constitutional’ about it.
Wildlife advocacy groups struggle to draft a policy statement regarding hunting that defines their position for supporters but offers a low risk for offending hunters and their advocacy organizations.
It’s as though hunters have an implicit first right of refusal regarding all matters regarding wildlife; that those who kill wildlife stand first in line.
While hunting is authorized in Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) as a legal means to kill wildlife, there is no corresponding statement of priority in NRS which gives hunters preference over all other forms of public interaction with wildlife.
Fish and game agencies also assert that public approval for hunting is solid, even substantial. Read More…