Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Joel Kleefisch looking for national exposure

I had three reactions to this most-recent Joel Kleefisch pro-hunting news release when I got to the end.
This January I hope to form Wisconsin's first ever Sportsmen's Caucus. It is my hope that my fellow legislators on both sides of the aisle will heed the call and join the movement so that Wisconsin can benefit from the leadership of the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses. 
Wisconsin has a long-established tradition of hunting and fishing. It is time we honor that tradition by joining the national conversation. 
My reactions:

*  Somebody's itching to go to some meetings in picture-postcard locales and get on the national stage, too.

*  "Sportsmens" and "Sportsman" mask a lot of violence, and are archaically sexist - - especially since the DNR and some groups are pushing female participation to combat a decline in hunting.

*  If Kleefisch really wants to Wisconsin to be part of some national conversation, he's going to get an earful from people who are tired of Wisconsin's noisy, bloody, politically-connected wolf and bear hunting, and are tired also of Kleefisch's mono-manical fascination with killing animals.


Anonymous said...

I smell the NRA.

Sue said...

Will 'bowhunting near schools' be part of that national conversation? Rib-eye in the sky?

Max B. said...

Not to mention the legalized wolf slaughter that is anything but sporting: track the animals to their den, place bait outside the den, trap the wolves, then shoot them while they writhe in agony. Sportsmanlike? Hardee, har, har. . . except if you're a wolf.