2008 January : Arizona Hunting Today

And What’s Wrong With The Endangered Species Act?

January 30, 2008

Grizzly BearsIt’s getting worse before, if ever, it will get better. Abuse of the Endangered Species Act is at an all-time high and rising like a rocket. Something must be done! (Scroll to bottom to find links to related articles)

Can it get any worse? Millions of dollars are being spent on lawsuits aimed at preserving habitat and some species of wildlife needlessly, with no end in sight. The ESA is being used as a lethal weapon that will destroy our property rights and further sink us into economic recession. It’s out of control. Read more

2008 International Sportsmen’s Exposition Returning to University of Phoenix Stadium this March

January 19, 2008

Entire Spectrum of Outdoor Sports Covered at Arizona’s Largest Sportsmen’s Show

PHOENIX – Jan. 17, 2008 – If you’ve ever wanted to learn to cast or tie a fly, call elk like an expert or even “bone up” on the latest Dutch Oven cooking or bar-b-que techniques, the eighth annual International Sportsmen’s Exposition (ISE) – to be held March 7-9 at Glendale’s University of Phoenix Stadium – is the West’s premier event for everything outdoor related. Read more

National Heritage Areas Stealing Your Property And Limiting Your Rights

January 14, 2008

National Heritage AreasI have written some here at the Black Bear Blog and Blogging the Maine Outdoors about National Heritage Areas. Just last week, I wrote an article at Blogging the Maine Outdoors about a summit which also took place last week at the Sunday River Ski Resort. That summit was to discuss the economic impact of trails to Maine’s economy.

Maine Gov. John Baldacci has been pushing for more promotion of Maine’s natural resources and appears to be an advocate for the establishment of more “preserved” lands including National Heritage Areas. Part of this summit at Sunday River was to discuss the prospects of mapping and inventorying lands and waterways in order to protect them. Included in that process was to tap into federal money available to protect these lands through National Heritage Areas. Read more