There is a sticky posted by coyotehunter1 at the top of this Forum, but it doesn't begin to list the ways this ban can affect hunter in other States. Let me give you some more details.
The animal "rights" activists are trying to push a proposal thru the CO Wildlife Commission to ban prairie dog hunting. This is just insane and nothing more than an attempt to chip away at "everyones" hunting rights. Whether you come to CO to hunt or not, this is an attack on all hunters.
We need your support and you can help. You don't need to be a CO resident to voice your opposition to this proposed ban.
Everyone needs to understand that this isn't about politics, Pdogs, or Colorado. Its about the loss of hunting rights. When one of us loses that right, we ALL are the loser. The ARA's are in league with the anti-gun activists. Banning hunting is their way of eroding away just one more reason to possess a gun, as we are entitled to under the Second Amendment.
The ban is worded so that not just Pdogs are affected. The ban covers all "small game not listed as game animals or fur-bearers".
Another item buried in their ban is a stepping stone to ban the use of lead bullets.
Please don't sit back and think, "This doesn't affect ME”, or “It won't happen HERE!" The folks in CO used to think it would never happen to them, and now it has.
Your support will be noticed by the CO Wildlife Commission. Hunters pay their salaries! Out of State hunters are a very important commodity to the State of Colorado. Non-res hunter licenses, fees, tags, food, lodging, guides, outfitters, and equipment, brings in $1.7M in annual revenue. Because you are a Non-Res makes you even more significant than a CO resident like me. Go to our petition web site and read some of the comments from the signers. Be sure to sign it, and make your own comments known. www.finsandfuroutdoors...&Itemid=48
..... They are from all over the U.S.!!
Even the NRA is opposed to this hunting ban. www.nrahuntersrights.org/
There is an email form-letter to the Commissioners that you can sign and send off to them, stating your opposition to this hunting ban. See the sticky here: forum.gofoxpro.com/vie...php?t=4299
Our undertaking is just a grass roots effort by a bunch of rat shooters who are trying to Save Our Sport, and in the process, protect your hunting rights, as well. There isn't much time left. The hearing is May 1st in Grand Junction, CO. Won't you please help us?