Justin McDaniel from NRAHuntersRights.org sent us the following update on what organizations are trying to undermine your state's Fish & Game Departments.
More Evidence of HSUS Influencing Game Depts.
A recent story in the Sacramento Bee is adding fuel to hunters’ concerns about the relationship between the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) and the nation’s largest anti-hunting group, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
Questions about DFG’s connection with HSUS initially centered on donations made by HSUS to the DFG-affiliated California Turn in Poachers (CalTIP) program. For the past three years, HSUS has donated $5,000 to CalTIP to provide food and care for the dogs in DFG’s K-9 warden program. HSUS also provides CalTIP with donations up to $2,500 to augment rewards leading to the arrest and conviction of poachers, and, as of October 2011, the California state director for HSUS, Jennifer Fearing, is a member of CalTIP’s board of directors.
What’s more, we reprinted a story from Western Outdoor News (WON) in October where the author, WON’s Bill Karr, asserts that individuals working for HSUS have both attended and taught classes through the DFG warden training academy—a claim that DFG denies.
“No one connected with HSUS has taught or attended the DFG warden academy,” wrote Jordan Traverso, DFG Deputy Director of Communications, Education and Outreach, in communication with NRAhuntersrights.org.
Read the rest of Justin's article about inside the Game Departments on NRAHuntersRights.org.