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U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Chicago Gun Ban Case

September 30, 2009

Last year the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case of District of Columbia vs. Heller and that ruling declared that the Second Amendment to the United State Constitution guaranteed an individual the right to keep and bear arms. But that didn’t stop Chicago from continuing its gun ban, like Washington, D.C. had before the ruling and still does to some degree.

Chicago claims that the Federal Government does not have power over the states and/or municipalities to create their own gun laws. That claim has been challenged and appealed to the highest court in our country. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear McDonald vs. Chicago. Read more

15 Wolves Taken In Idaho So Far

September 30, 2009

After 29 days of hunting wolves in some Wildlife Management Zones of Idaho, hunters have only bagged 15 wolves. More areas will open soon for wolf hunting. To my knowledge, only one wolf has been taken so far in Montana, whose wolf hunting has been running about 2 weeks in some pretty remote areas of the state.

Some predict the numbers will spike up once snow covers the ground making it easier to track and when more hunters are in the woods looking for elk and deer. Either way, quotas have been set and when those quotas are filled in each of the Wildlife Management Areas, the hunt is called off.

Grizzly Bears Back On ESA List. Molloy’s Science Trumps USFWS’ Science

September 22, 2009

Major press sources got Molloy’s ruling all wrong!

Once again we are witness to everything that is wrong with the Endangered Species Act. Judge Donald Molloy, the one judge all the environmentalists seem to run to when they need a court to support their agendas, has decided that grizzly bears in the Yellowstone area, should be put back on the Endangered Species Act list of protected species.

It is a waste of my time and energy to attempt to explain why Molloy’s science is in disagreement with that of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Science. None of it really matters. It is incredible that the science used by the USFWS is regularly disregarded by Molloy in favor of either his own interpretation or that of the environmentalists. It really blows my mind. The out for the judges becomes whose science fits the case. Read more

Remembering The Day That Changed Our Lives

September 11, 2009

Plane Flying into World Trade Center Tower
The Alan Jackson song, “Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning” (available below for you to listen to) asks that very question. I was getting a hair cut. When I left and got into my car, I turned on the radio, something I don’t often do, and there was a lot of chatter. Nothing made sense for quite awhile, as nothing made sense to anybody for quite awhile.

After a few minutes, I realized what was going on but I didn’t know what caused it. I rushed home and turned on the television. Beginning that day, my life was changed forever.

[AUDIO:http://www.mainehuntingtoday.com/bbb/audio/wherewereyou.mp3]

Don’t ever forget!

Virginia Moves Toward Restoring Elk Population

September 2, 2009

MISSOULA, Mont. ?Kentucky?’s elk herd runneth over, and Virginia has decided to welcome the overflow and build a sustainable, huntable population of its own.

In August, the governing board of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) voted unanimously to end unmanaged harvest of elk by state deer hunters. For years, any Virginian with a deer permit could shoot an elk wandering across the state line from Kentucky. That practice is expected to officially end this fall.

Additionally, the VDGIF board also moved toward an official elk reintroduction and management plan for southwestern Virginia. Read more

Wolf Protectors Uncloak Greed, Reveal Irrational Behavior

September 1, 2009

Sportsmen across Idaho this morning are claiming some sort of victory in the ongoing wolf debate, as hunters will take to the field with the hopes of bagging a wolf. Yesterday’s hearing in federal court, aimed at putting an emergency halt to the wolf hunt, ended without a decision from Judge Donald Molloy. He promised a quick ruling. While people wait, hunters are taking advantage of the situation and heading afield.

But in the court room yesterday, the plaintiffs, a group of 13 environmentalists fighting against the wolf hunts, openly displayed their greed when the lawyer for Earthjustice told Judge Molloy that there needed to be 3,000 to 5,000 wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains region before they would consider the reintroduction a success. He didn’t say they would deem it a success. He said they would consider it a success. This has been part of the problem from the onset. 3,000 to 5,000 wolves is a far cry from the original claim that 300 wolves would do the trick. The environmentalists just keep moving the goal posts further away. Read more


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