Excellent commentary from Jim Robertson’s Exposing the Big Game. Be sure to check out Jim’s new book “Exposing the Big Game: Living Targets of a Dying Sport.” I just received my copy today from Amazon.
When I started into college, I wanted to go into wildlife management.
Okay, I know what you’re saying to yourself: “Wait…what?” “WTF?” “Wildlife doesn’t need a manager!” “What the hell was he thinking?!”
Clearly, I didn’t know what I was getting into. I knew I loved animals and wanted to work around wildlife, but what I didn’t realize was that about the only work in that field was in some game department promoting hunting, or in the vile Wildlife “Services” department, killing off animals by the droves in horrible ways.
I had enrolled in a small, rural college where the same teacher taught every class in the wildlife curriculum. In an obvious plug for the local logging industry, he started off each class (no matter which course he was teaching) with the mantra, “Clear cuts are good for wildlife,” at which point I would raise my hand and ask, “What about…
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