I recently went on a deer hunting trip in Oregon and was reminded of what government regulation does to our beloved hunters. Many people think that hunting should be banned, hunters go in the woods and litter, start forest fires and just kill everything they see. Well I am here to tell you that this is just not the case. There are always going to be the few bad apples that ruin it for the majority, and I am not implying that every single hunter in the woods follows the rules of land. However a majority of the people that actively hunt are actually conservationists. You see we want to protect what we use, same concept as a drummer who buys a new drum set. Unless your Keith Moon from the who, your not going to set the thing up and destroy it hours later. You are going to take care of it, make sure that it looks nice, sounds nice, and protect it from the elements. The same goes for the wilderness, we want to continue hunting in our prized hunting locations. We want to come back year after year and not see it be different. Because if it changes than we risk losing the animals we hunt.
When I am in the woods, I am diligent about packing out what I packed in. There is not even a thought of leaving a trace of human existence. I am a steward of the land and I do not want to see it worse for wear. The same goes for the rivers and oceans, the last thing I want to pull up on my hook is garbage. Or a fish that looks sickly and under weight from toxic sludge being dumped into our oceans. You see the left side wants to control every aspect of our lives. They want to regulate everything to “keep it safe”, but in reality government does a poor job at just about everything. Have you see how well they take care of our veterans? The VA is a bureaucratic mess that actually assists with making people worse. Is this the government that we want to keep our forests and oceans clean? They also want to shut off access to wilderness area’s to “protect them”. Not allowing it to be logged and let the forest build up mass amounts of kindling for the next wild fire. What does this do? It makes it almost impossible to put out. Our forests/rivers need to be managed, not controlled.