Skip to comments.Dentry: Dove hunters earn break with late-arriving front
Posted on 12/16/2007 12:07:35 PM PST by george76
SHOOTING TAKES HIT:
Public shooting opportunities in national forests are disappearing, and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Ritter proposes to do something about it.
Ritter says several previously isolated forest shooting ranges have been shut down because of homebuilding nearby, and shooters have been forced into dispersed shooting activities.
Now the Forest Service is considering closing down some dispersed-shooting areas because of development and increased non-shooting recreational use.
Ritter says he would make recreational shooting improvements a priority if he is elected governor. He wants Colorado to take the lead in establishing more shooting ranges, beginning with a pilot program he proposes for the Arapaho-Roosevelt forests.
(Excerpt) Read more at rockymountainnews.com ...
Ritter said the Division of Wildlife also is in peril of losing funding for a proposed Front Range shooting range and outdoor education center.
For two years, the agency has been sitting on an $800,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado for the facility.
Did Governor Bill Ritter keep his campaign promises ?
Yes, inquiring minds want to know.
If we are talking about the Cherry Creek facility,
Governor Owens promised the Pittman-Robertson funds for it
“Dove” = Pigeon = flying rats. No thanks!
Keeping promises after a champaign is something politicians of both parties have problems with.
Here in Ohio it was the same thing, the Democrat candidate was openly supportive of gun rights, and today we call him Governor. With the gun issue neutralized, republicans have to work harder. Will they?
The only two really good reasons I know of for shooting anything are for food and because whatever it is is a nuisance or a menace to man and you might include trophy hunting as a third possibility. I don’t see how doves fit into any of the three and shooting something because “it flies sort of like skeets do” doesn’t really strike me as reasonable. I’d rather shoot skeets. I don’t understand dove hunting.
Ritter only kept the promises that he intended to keep...
Welcome to FR
The name of the game is SKEET not skeets and in it you shoot birds.
Doves move very fast; faster than clay birds.
This is why people love to shoot doves.
It is called sport.
"We simply need better options than stopping along the road on federal land," said Kent Ingram, the Colorado Wildlife Federation's board president.
Ingram was the first to sign a memorandum of understanding that calls for the agencies and groups to work together to provide those better options.
They promised more good shooting ranges.
Agencies key to the agreement include the Colorado Division of Wildlife, the Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Colorado State Parks and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
Conservation and shooting groups signing on included Ducks Unlimited, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Mule Deer Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation in Colorado, the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society, Colorado Bowhunters Association and Colorado State 4H Shooting Sports Program.
Conspicuously absent were ...
Both Dove and Pigeon taste good. Pigeon carcasses make a good base for soup. Or, you can use the entire cleaned bird for your soup.
Thanks to the funding from the The Humane Society of the United States, Michigan’s brief and highly restricted dove hunting season was terminated in 2006 following a very costly, but effective anti-dove hunting campaign waged by the above ANTI-HUNTING, ANTI-SHOOTING, ANTI-YOU NAME IT organization...........
I yelled "PULL" at them and they flew off as if on cue! I was still laughing as I brought the 12 gauge up and dropped them both.
I understand shooting vermin pigeons. Its better than Sporting Clays.
Hmmmm, many people don't understand hunting, period. I guess that makes them right and me wrong.
Just curious, how many skeets do you usually shoot in a 6 month period, or a year for that matter?
You obviously don’t know what you are talking about.
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