The biggest threat to hunting today are self-proclaimed "environmental" organizations such as the Defenders of Wildlife...the Center for Biological Diversity...the Sierra Club...and dozens of others who now want to control our outdoor resources - and not one of them has ever spent a real dime on honest wildlife conservation.
Instead, these groups invest in one thing, and that is to keep wildlife, conservation and environmental issues tied up in court. They don't do it for their love of wildlife or the environment...they do it because it is profitable. The Equal Access To Justice Act
and the Judgement Fund has allowed them to receive hundreds of millions
of taxpayer dollars annually in reimbursement for their legal expenses. During one 6-year period, these organizations filed more than 1,500 "environmental" lawsuits...and our Department of Justice dolled out a whopping $4.7 BILLION dollars
in such reimbursement.
Those organizations are using YOUR tax dollars to put an end to your right to enjoy hunting.
At the top of their priority list is to allow the continued spread of the Canadian MacKenzie Valley Gray Wolf, (Canis lupus occidentalis -a subspecies that never existed in the lower 48) in the Northern Rockies OR the Upper Midwest. These apex predators are the largest AND MOST AGGRESSIVE subspecies of Gray Wolf in North America and have already destroyed big game populations in many areas and are making a serious impact on elk, deer, moose and all other big game animals throughout their ranges.
The immediate goal of Lobo Watch is to build an extensive electronic database / email list from the hunting and fishing license data publicly available from each state. The data available is primarily name and address so it will take considerable effort and some funding to convert it to email. If done properly it will give us access to 25 million plus Americans that enjoy the outdoors with the click of a mouse.
As we build this electronic network of interested people it will become easier to keep everyone informed of current issues and to coordinate action where and when it is needed. This action may be sending emails to politicians to voice your opinions, attending public hearings on important issues or attending rallies.
LOBO WATCH is fast becoming the voice of concerned sportsmen who see the introduction of the wolf and expanded ranges of other primary predators for what it really is, the Greatest Ecological Disaster of our lifetimes...and left unchecked, there soon won't be enough game left to hunt. And the anti-hunting environmental groups and organizations will have won.
Don't let that happen, join us in this fight. There's strength in unity.