"COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Hunters across the United States are boycotting Colorado because of recent legislation meant to curtail gun violence.
Michael Bane, a producer for The Outdoor Channel, announced he will no longer film his four shows in Colorado, and hunters are joining the protests."
GOD gave me rights!!!....The Constitutuion just confirms it!!
FUQHow much is a non-resident hunting license and then multiply by 86,000. Then, it may be more if non-residents purchase more than one license. Do not forget about the potential hit to fishing license sales from OOS fisherman/hunters.Meanwhile, Scott Willoughby, who writes an outdoors column for The Denver Post, wrote that the disenfranchised hunters' "sour grapes" may benefit local hunters.
He wrote, "if those jaded sportsmen from out of state and right here at home really do follow through with their threats to never spend another penny on hunting and fishing in Colorado, well, the hunting and fishing just got a lot better for those who do participate."
When every OOS dollar counts.....
"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.
"Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare
How many hunters drink Coors in the evening? I wrote an email to Coors Brewing stating I would not be purchasing their product until such legislation was resolved in a favorable way. Stated that I enjoy their beverages and they should put pressure on legislators to correct the situation. They wrote back: "Thank you for contacting MillerCoors.
We are sorry to hear you feel this way. Consumer commentary is extremely important to us. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. Your comments have been shared with Corporate Office.
Thanks again for contacting MillerCoors.
MillerCoors Consumer Affairs Department
More elk for me!
But, seriously. I think it will be the same out-of-state hunters that I DON'T detest that will be the ones who boycott the state. The ones who I could do without will be the ones that keep coming back regardless.
I know that in my corner of the state, the majority of hunters are non-resident, and with the volume of hunters that we get, it adds up to a whole lotta money. If that source of money was suddenly removed, the backlash from the community and outcry from local businesses that depend on hunting and tourism would be tremendous. I'd say 70% of my business in the fall and early winter is from non-resident hunters, and I'm just a mechanic.
As an out of stater, no ski trips to Colorado either!