Monday, June 05, 2017

Hunting for Votes

The United Kingdom general election of 2017 is scheduled to take place on June 8th. Each of the 650 parliamentary constituencies will elect one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons, the lower house of Parliament and, of course, the Prime Minister's job is in the swing.

If you are in the U.K., it does not matter HOW you vote as much as THAT you vote.

Controversies about hunting are a third- or fourth-tier topic in this U.K. election; far behind Brexit, immigration, and the economy. The conservatives have promised a lot and delivered very little.

In the U.S., there is not too much controversy about hunting; we believe in land conservation, active wildlife management, hunting licenses, bag limits, and a working public-private partnership with state and federal wildlife officials who we expect will base their decisions on sound science.

Below is a New York ad-man's idealized notion of what voting and hunting are about. Below that is a real picture of what the nexus is far more likely to look like in the rural West and South.

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