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Voters shut out

May 12, 2013
Bruce Barker, Pleasant View, Utah , The Mining Journal

To the Journal editor:

It continues to amaze me how the Michigan Legislature continues to believe they can better manage and thus decide what constitutes a game animal better than certified wildlife professionals.

I can't see any wildlife professionals in the Legislature can you? The Legislature sidesteps their lack of wildlife management knowledge by saying it will allow the Natural Resource Commission by itself designate a game species.

Wow, now we are getting somewhere you say until you realize Natural Resource Commission members are political appointees. Are these appointees responsible to the public or to the voters? I would not think so, I don't think you can say it either.

Through all of this grounded scientific wildlife management knowledge takes a backseat and more than a quarter million Michigan voters' voices have been muted.

The (law) is not warranted it takes away what voters want and places the designation of game species subject to political whims.

 
 

 

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