Have you ever think about “which group is a primary supporter of hunter education?”
Recently in an online article, an individual asked, “Does the NRA make a difference when it comes to public hunting and conservation?” I responded, “I don’t know anyone who thinks that way.” Then the individual stated that he had joined the organization because it was started by a former hunter. I suggested that he find some former members to talk to and get their opinions. Most did not want to speak with me, stating that they didn’t want to admit that they were wrong on animal issues. Apparently, their view is that it’s all about the money, and that the money makes no difference.
While there are some good arguments made in support of the NCSH, and I have personally participated in a number of conservation projects through the organization, I am firmly of the opinion that education is much more important than money. I would submit to you that no one, individually or politically, can be too informed about issues as important as our environment. It is simply foolish to throw away money on a political lobbying group, when we can apply that money to proper conservation programs. There are hunters who feel that they’re part of a lobby group, but if those hunters were to stop hunting and support conservation, they’d realize that they are part of the solution, rather than the problem.
A couple of years ago, on a state wildlife commission web site, a hunter was asking the same question. He asked, “Does the National Rifle Association support responsible hunting and conservation, or does it want hunters to be able to take and shoot as many animals as they wish?” This hunter did not use the word “supporters” in his statement, but he implied that the organization was one in favor of hunters being able to shoot as much as they wanted, whenever they wanted, and anywhere they wanted to. How accurate is this assessment?
The fact is that there is no such thing as a” NRA” (National Rifle Association) or a “Reverse C Gun Control Association”. We have the National Football League (NFL) and the National Basketball League (NBA), whose major sponsors are tobacco companies. How accurate is this assessment? Hunting and conservation don’t come from the National Rifle Association, the NBA, or the NFL. They come from the individual hunters who choose to participate in them.
So, let’s assume that a third party is indeed that group is a primary supporter of hunter education? The answer is, “No”. The only group that has any interest in a hunter having access to more information about his or her gun license is the politicians. Politicians will never ever want to get involved with the gun industry. Politicians, like everyone else, want to spend their money on things that they can actually use. Hunters, on the other hand, want to know that they are spending their money wisely.
So, what is the best way to find out which group is a primary supporter of hunter education? It’s simple. Just look to your own local representatives. All of the members of the state and federal legislature will be actively supporting measures to improve and increase the availability of hunter safety courses in all states across the United States.
Why would any member of the legislature want to give up their own money for nothing? If you are in the state or federal government, look at how much you spend on hunting and fishing licenses each year. Most of that money goes to the major organizations that fund these activities. Those organizations don’t want hunter education programs to be required. They also don’t want their tax dollars going to any non-profit organizations that are focused on raising funds for actual conservation projects.
The answer to the question which group is a primary supporter of hunter education? The only group that really cares is the one that profits from it. The hunters that are getting killed every year because they can’t get access to the information needed to avoid such tragedy don’t seem to mind at all. The organization that provides hunters with the information doesn’t seem to mind either.
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