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Go Hunting for Earth Day

by Jacob Edson, F&W Media Outdoors Editor

Hunters are this nation’s top conservationists. Last year alone, hunters
contributed $721 million to wildlife conservation. Hunting license fees and
special taxes on hunting equipment fund state game and non-game management
programs, preserving and improving millions of acres.

This morning, for Earth Day, I did my part and collected the “greenest” meat
I could find. No hormones. No pesticides. And best of all, the money I paid
for all that scrumptious turkey meat went to the Wisconsin DNR for wildlife
management, not a wealthy chain store owner.

Of course, watching that gobbler strut and gobble for 10 minutes was a nice
little bonus. My hands are still a tad shaky.

So celebrate Earth Day. Go hunting.


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