Sometimes, a brilliant idea comes along that makes you wonder just how we hadn’t ever made it happen before.
Think, for instance, about how difficult it is to explain to a level headed person why Americans have such a hard time legally drilling for oil within the boundaries of their own nation.
Obviously, consistently sending our money to the middle east in order to fuel our vehicles and industry isn’t an ideal situation, and never has been. Not only is there the relatively new threat of radical Islamic terrorism to deal with, (both literally and through the indirect financial effect of spending so much money the region), but this age-old practice allows a foreign power to throttle the United States as they see fit.
Yet every time we push for a common sense solution to extracting our own natural resources, the leftists throw up their arms in feigned anger, and trot out decades-old photos of oily ducks and otters from once-in-a-lifetime disasters such as the Exxon Valdez.
But what about extracting other, renewable resources from federal lands?
“Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday announced an executive order that would increase hunting of big-game herds in western states, which he said will help preserve the population for animals such as mule, deer, elk, and antelope.
“The order aims to improve the habitat of the animals, which Zinke says have been harmed by residential development.
“‘We all know that animals go where animals want to go, and more often than not, that’s dependent upon natural features like watersheds, rather than whether land is owned by the BLM, state, or private landowners,’ Zinke said in a statement. ‘We need to manage appropriately. My goal is healthy herds for American hunters and wildlife watchers, and this order will help establish better migration corridors for some of North America’s most iconic big game species like elk, mule deer and antelope.’
“Easing the way for migration corridors will allow the animals to more easily travel from feeding grounds where they breed to hunting grounds.”
Certainly, there will be push back from liberal eco-terrorists who don’t quite understand the true impact of responsible wildlife management through hunting.
We also mustn’t forget the immense revenue that could be generated by hunters willing to pay beaucoup dollars to obtain hunting tags for some of the more illustrious trophies out there.