Bitter notes that the anti-hunting forces, namely PETA and HSUS are getting on board with very similar messaging, which likely means they are learning from each other. It’s encouraging that there are more women getting into hunting, but HSUS and PETA are correct that numbers overall are dwindling. It’s very important to the shooting sports to maintain hunting as part of them, which is why groups like PETA and HSUS need to be considered no better than groups like VPC and Brady campaign. We have to adopt the NATO doctrine; an attack on one is an attack on all.
It’s important to let hunters know about these groups and what they are doing, and get them involved in preserving their sport. We also need to let dirty hippy hikers and birdwatchers know that hunters are the ones paying for the habitat preservation they so freely enjoy.