Over at the Desert Rat, a message I think more hunters need to hear. Here in Pennsylvania, we have the pigeon hunting bill coming up once again. I am sincerely hoping this bill can be stopped from coming up on the floor, especially in the House. Hunters should be concerned, because an HSUS victory on this issue will mean they will come back to Pennsylvania, and will use a victory on the pigeon hunting ban to help raise money throughout the Commonwealth. Even if you don’t like pigeon shooting, a victory here will strengthen HSUS, and comparatively weaken hunters politically.
We also have a few representatives in my district, one a freshman, who are otherwise pretty good friends to the issue, but who are probably going to have to part ways with NRA on this one vote. I was hoping to see them protected from having to make a choice between the sensibilities of their districts and their NRA grades. This is thanks to the efforts of Philadelphia Gun Club, who fanned the flames on this issue a few months ago, and brought the issue back into the forefront. Thanks guys! Why bother with a strategy when we can just create a disaster in the media, right? I was hoping for the pigeon shoot bill to stay on the back burner, but not now.