Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Green Hunters?

This is more of a "twitter" than a blog ... but we really enjoyed this op-ed in yesterday's Washington Post about the "green-ness" of hunting. Please share your thoughts/comments.

- W and L


Amy H. (bird geek) said...

Thanks for posting this. I thought it was really interesting and e-mailed it to my dad, who has hunted all his life.

I think my dad really is an environmentalist in a way. He taught me and my siblings about birds, biology, and geology. Hunting is just a small part of his love of the outdoors.

There are plenty of irresponsible hunters out there. But, hunters ultimately are the ones who pay for most wildlife management and habitat protection. I wish more people who love hiking, birding, etc., realized that.

Sorry for the long comment. I really enjoy your blog!

Warren and Lisa Strobel said...

Thanks Amy!

I grew up hunting with my Dad. I think my love of the outdoors comes from all he taught me also.

He is the first naturalist I ever met!

If we could get more birders, hikers, etc., to purchase the Duck Stamp, some of the responsiblity for paying for habitat purchase and protection would fall on the shoulders of non-hunters.

Thanks for reading us!