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Sportsmen must pay careful attention this political season

  • Blog Post by: Ron Hustvedt
  • August 26, 2010 - 11:55 PM

   

Candidates squared off in an "Outdoors-Issue" based debate at Game Fair in August

Candidates squared off in an "Outdoors-Issue" based debate at Game Fair in August

 

         Sportsmen and women have traditionally been a pretty apathetic group of voters over the years. Oh sure, we’ll show up in droves to pass various amendments geared at hunting and fishing, but when it comes to picking the best people to protect our natural resources, we have a problem.

            Who is the best choice for Governor? Good question. It’s for you to decide.

            Doing that can be difficult, especially with so many different issues going on, but I recommend that you give it some consideration.
            At the gubernatorial candidate debate, held last Saturday at Game Fair, four candidates for Governor gave their views on the outdoors. Let’s face it folks, nowhere else, the remainder of the campaign, will the outdoors be the focus of the candidates.
            Listen to what they said about the issues important to you. Post your comments here at StarTribune.com and on the specific video.
            Let’s start a rigorous discussion this campaign cycle so that the next four years are good ones for sportsmen and women. Let’s select somebody who will help move Minnesota forward and will not only defend and protect our natural resources, but will be a visionary leader who appoints visionary leaders to do their part.
 
 
 
 
OR click the links below...
 
Part One—Introductions and Opening
 
Part Two—Shoreline Development
 
Part Three—License Fees
 
Part Four—Outdoors Amendment
 
Part Five—Governor’s Deer Opener
 
Part Six—DNR Commissioner
 
Part Seven—Lessard Council Members
 
Part Eight—Government Efficiencies
 
Part Nine—Public Lands
 
Part Ten—Firearms Issues
 
Part Eleven—Waterfowl/Duck Management
 
Part Twelve—Invasive Species & Wolves
 
Part Thirteen—Farm Legislation
 
Part Fourteen—Walk In Access
 
Part Fifteen—Treaty Issues
 
Part Sixteen—Candidate Questions and Closing
 
 

 

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