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MANAGING WILDLIFE - NOT FOR ONLY GAME SPECIES BUT FOR ALL SPECIES

This has been on my mind for decades! Please be aware that there are some very good people in resource agencies and some of them are friends of mine and I think in their hearts some are more with me than against me? What is triggering this post is how hunting and fishing groups advocate for game species when, as in the case of white tailed deer, are so over populated they are impacting forest ecology. Rather than re-work my post, I took it out of my book which I believe is concise:
"About fifteen years ago, I was told by a retired MN DNR wildlife manager that early in his career there was a fifty-fifty balance between politics and good land stewardship in the decision making process within the DNR. He went on to tell me that he feels the balance is currently more like eighty-twenty or ninety-ten; politics over conservation. Over seventy years ago, Leopold in his essay the “Land Ethic” got to the core of the tug of war between these two camps, sub-titled “Land Health and the A-B Cl…

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