Second Call to Action

Wolves Chasing Bull Elk

Wolves Chasing Bull Elk

MOGA Members and Fellow Sportsmen,

Earlier in the week we told you of the FWP meetings scheduled to take comment on wolf management in Montana.  I hope you have made arrangements to attend and that you will speak on the issue.  FWP must hear your concerns.  If you are in the Eastern part of the state please show your support for those being impacted in the West and attend the Billings meeting. [Read more…]

Oppose Cass Sunstein Appointment

Montana Outfitters and Guides Association

This is the follow-up email to the first email!

Friends,

As promised I am sending the backup information and details concerning the very dangerous nomination of Cass Sunstein as the new Czar of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).

Cass R. Sunstein may not be a household name, but make no mistake, in academic and legal circles he is a rock star. His nomination by President Obama to serve as the head of the powerful Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), otherwise known as the “Regulatory Czar”, appears on track and has received a lot of accolades from those who make a living inside “the Beltway” of Washington, DC.

Unfortunately, Sunstein’s record outs him as a rabid animal rightist who has gone so far as to state that animals may deserve the right to sue and, for sportsmen, most chillingly, that “we might ban hunting altogether, at least if it’s sole purpose is human recreation.”

Call to Action

Let’s go into the field this hunting season knowing we made our voices heard!

Mac Minard
Executive Director
Montana Outfitters and Guides Association
2033 11th Ave #8
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 449-3578
(406) 442-2661
(406) 449-9769 FAX
moga@mt.net
www.montanaoutfitters.org

Stop Cass Sunstein Campaign – Regulatory Czar

Montana Outfitters and Guides Association

This is the email that I received from MOGA

MOGA Members and Friends:

President Obama is poised to appoint another Czar to head the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).  Obama’s choice for this powerful regulatory position is Cass Sunstein, a vocal anti-hunter and animal rights zealot.

We all need to be extremely concerned with this appointment as Sunstein will have extensive authority to block rules, including those that protect hunting and conservation.

Sunstein has claimed that, “we might ban hunting altogether, at least if it’s sole purpose is human recreation.”

He also supports allowing lawsuits on behalf of animals, a right currently only extended to human beings.

We have been asked to join in this campaign and your support is needed to block Sunstein from being in a position to harm America’s sportsmen.

In the very near future I will be sending you the materials you need to help fight this appointment.  When you receive it please review it carefully and then act quickly to protect our treasured hunting heritage.  We have less than 10 days to be heard on this issue.

Mac

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Mac Minard
Executive Director
Montana Outfitters and Guides Association
2033 11th Ave #8
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 449-3578
(406) 442-2661
(406) 449-9769 FAX
moga@mt.net
www.montanaoutfitters.org

Balyeat bill would cap wolves in state

 

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HELENA – No one was complimenting the gray wolf during a hearing on Sen. Joe Balyeat’s bill that would have the state unilaterally take control of the animal, but there was disagreement all the same over the proposal that would cap the wolf population in Montana.

Senate Bill 183 would enact a wolf plan that does not allow more than 225 wolves in the state and would have the animal managed in a way that ensured it was not affecting big game hunting or the livestock industry. The bill would void any element of federal control of the gray wolf, including enforcement of the Endangered Species Act.

“I acknowledge it’s strong medicine, but I believe we need strong medicine to deal with this wolf crisis,” Balyeat, R-Belgrade, told the committee.

However, the ambitious plan would undoubtedly require a lawsuit with the federal government, and the state estimates that defending the law would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

If the wolf is taken off the endangered species list, as the Obama administration aims to do, the bill won’t be necessary, Balyeat told the committee. But in case a court stymies the effort, the bill gives Montana a tool to still take control of managing the wolf, he said.

Read the entire article here.