Saturday, September 29, 2012

YADACAL California bans hound hunting of bears, bobcats

Well, you did it.  Another worthless law to make criminals out of people.
“That legislation has put me out of business, and I don't have the money to sue the state of California. The father of my two kids is out of work, and no one seemed to listen,” Gregory said. “In these hard economic times, why are we putting people out of work?”

Hunting brings a steady stream of revenue to the state, and Gregory is worried that flow could be dammed if hunters can no longer use their dogs. According to Department of Fish and Game data, the state received almost $1 million in 2010 from resident bear tag application fees, about half of which came from hunters who used dogs.
The really crazy thing is that bears are not endangered.  According to this article, the bear population is increasing.   Yet Another Dumb Ass California Law.

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