Climate Change and Hunting

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posted on April 15, 2010
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The Headline: Research to Examine Climate Impacts to Fish and Wildlife

The Summary: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is studying the impact of global warming on fish, plants and wildlife. One picture on FWS' website shows two cranes with the caption: "Species migration patterns may also shift as a result of climate change."

Jeff’s Take: Talk about scare tactics. Now, I don’t claim to know much about climate change, nor does this ignorant ole' blogger have a clue about official NRA policy regarding such sensitive matters, but it seems to me like everybody’s jumping on the bandwagon and hoping for global warming.

Just yesterday I spotted our duck-dogging buddy Kyle Wintersteen driving his 2-wheel-drive Ford monster truck at a high rate of speed while spraying an aerosol BuckBomb can out of the window. He had his freon-based AC cranked and I believe he was eating a large bean burrito from Taco Bell. Soon, however, in nearly the time it takes for a panda cub to die of neglect, it occurred to me: Wintersteen had obviously read the story and, you guessed it, was doing his part to change the migration pattern of ducks and geese—adapting, if you will—since all he can ever get to fly over his ugly spread of decoys is a few divers, which in my book are hardly ducks at all.

Recommended Gear: Gorilla Gear hunting umbrella for when it starts raining ducks; "Learning from Animals" book, since they’ve been adapting a hell of a lot longer than we have; a camo wallet to hold all the federal funding conservation groups will receive from the Obama administration for studies; Sitka gear for when the weather changes again.

Alternate Headline: Global Warming:Do SomethingPositive For A Change

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