(Video from The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Youtube site)
Ever get the stink-eye from a bird watcher or dog walker while fishing? Ever get a shoreline lecture from some do-well nature lover about how much the sport of angling hurts fish? Negative sentiment towards anglers (and even more so for hunters) can take you by surprise at times.
Many nature enthusiasts may not fully understand that without anglers and hunters, there would be little or no money to manage the large amounts of habitat space nature goers enjoy. Without license revenues from in-state and out-of state sportspeople Colorado would be at the mercy of real estate developers.
The Wildlife Council (Parks and Wildlife) has come up with a new champagne that will help shed more light on who contributes the most to keeping wildlife habitat economically sustainable…sportspeople. Our licenses and fees contribute the lion share of moneys that pay to accumulate, maintain and preserve natural habitat for all sorts of recreational opportunities.
Admittedly I wouldn’t mind getting a hug from some of the female followers of my blogilicious. A handshake from male followers would suffice. A warm thank you goes out to The Wildlife Council for this friendly reminder.