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GrousetoBluebill

Anti’s seek to BAN - - MN Dove Hunting.

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Got this today

Sportsmen’s grassroots action is needed to combat the email efforts by the Anti’s to BAN MN Dove Hunting. Send a Sportsmen’s Petition against banning MN Dove hunting:

Stop the effort to BAN Minnesota Dove Hunting

Sportsmen for Change is combating the Anti’s and defending hunter rights. But we need help in getting sportsmen to email legislators on the issue.

“The Humane Society of the United States is sending e-mails to its Minnesota members urging them to contact lawmakers in support of new legislation banning mourning dove hunting in the State.”Sunday, January 11, 2008 - Pioneer Press | Outdoor Writer Chris Niskanen

PS: We need sportsmen to petition legislators to STOP the anti's

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HSUS Anti-Hunter Email,

Please restore Minnesota's tradition of protecting doves by voting in favor of S.F. 2329 or H.F. 2501.

Mourning doves, the traditional symbol of peace, were protected for 58 years before the state legislature narrowly passed a bill in 2004.

There is simply no reason to shoot doves. They are not overpopulated and do not cause property or crop damage. Doves are even referred to as the "farmer's friend" because they eat the seeds of pest weeds.

Doves have significant value as live songbirds and are an important part of the state's bird-watching and feeding industry. Dove hunting has proven immensely unpopular and even the Department of Natural resources called the first season a "non-event."

Dove hunting is also cruel. There is an unacceptably high wounding rate, with studies indicating an average wounding rate of 30 percent, meaning one in three birds is shot but not killed, and then never retrieved.

Dove hunting is also known to produce orphaned young because doves are still nesting during the 60-day hunting season.

Minnesota voters oppose dove hunting. A poll conducted by the Minnesota House of Representatives during the 2003 Minnesota State Fair found that voters opposed allowing a dove hunting season in the state by a three-to-one margin.

It is time for Minnesota to restore its tradition of protecting doves. Please support S.F. 2329 / H.F. 2501.

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GrousetoBluebill

Has anyone gotten feedback from ther legislator? my legislator said she would listen to both sides of the issue.

what the heck does that mean?

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Dragonsm

 Originally Posted By: GrousetoBluebill
Has anyone gotten feedback from ther legislator? my legislator said she would listen to both sides of the issue.

what the heck does that mean?

He's up for election in the next year?!?!?!?! grin.gif

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AceintheHole

Gota love the tree huggers always finding somthing to complain about. Some people see the dove as a symbol of peace or something like that. For us sportsman we see doves as a great sporting bird and good eats. Some people just need to get a life but everyone has the right to there own thoughts about it

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sparcebag

Bout two years ago maybe 3 they had a big push in Michigan for the same ban.I dont know how it turned out but they (the hunters)were even sending me emails to voice opinions.They were really worried cause the treehuggers come out in droves compared to the hunters in these situations.SO HUNTERS DONT BE LAX VOICE YOUR OPINION OR START LOSING GROUND!!! These anits dont give up till they have their way!! mad.gifmad.gif

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GrousetoBluebill

Michigan LOST there Dove hunting season 2 years ago because of this ANTI-group. Now in Michigan the same group is attempting to outlaw bow hunting. Lets NOT let the antis kick are arse.

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