[mou] about wildlife funding in Minnesota

Richard Wood rwoodphd at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 3 00:21:48 EDT 2007

Hi all,

A question of this type is asking for trouble.

That being said, my opinion is that all wild lands should come from birders and others that use it.  There should be no hunting money used for this purpose.  It seems to me that there are more birders than hunters and it is time for us to ante up.

Richard L. Wood, Ph. D.
Hastings, MN
rwoodphd at yahoo.com

----- Original Message ----
From: Jim Williams <two-jays at att.net>
To: MOU net <mou-net at moumn.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 2, 2007 10:19:52 PM
Subject: [mou] about wildlife funding in Minnesota

> Hi,
> I want to ask two questions about wildlife funding in Minnesota.
> Before you read on -- responses, should you choose to make them --   
> are to be off net, to me directly, please. This is a subject some   
> might find debatable, and this network is not the place for that   
> debate. Thanks.
> I am working on an article for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The
> subject is the source of funds for the Minnesota Department of
> Natural Resources. Most of the money it receives comes from hunters
> and fishermen. Yet, almost all of its work impacts non-game species
> as well, including birds.
> How would you react if birders and other non-consumptive users of   
> wild lands in
> Minnesota were asked to pay a share of funding needs comparable to   
> that contributed by
> hunters and fishermen? (Hunters and fishermen pay license fees and,
> in some cases, purchase stamps for particular hunting privileges.   
> Hunters and fishermen also pay a federal tax on certain items of   
> equipment, a tax at least some of which is returned to the state  
> of  purchase for )
> If you feel you contribute already, how do you contribute to wildlife
> funding in Minnesota?
> The birder side of this discussion is important. I will appreciate   
> your participation.
> I will not quote you directly unless I have your permission to do so.
> Jim Williams
> Wayzata

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