Wednesday, April 13, 2005


Originally uploaded by Tidewater Muse.
I'd wanted to hunt, and, now it turns out the governor of Wisconsin doesn't want me to.
"I don't think Wisconsin should become known as a state where we shoot cats," said Doyle, a Democrat who neither hunts nor owns a cat. "What it does is sort of hold us up as a state that everybody is kind of laughing at right now."

He told reporters his office had received calls from around the country denouncing a proposal adopted Monday at meetings of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress, a public advisory group, that would classify wild, free-roaming cats as an unprotected species that kills song birds and other wildlife.

Outdoor enthusiasts approved the proposal 6,830 to 5,201 at Monday's spring hearings of the group.
Governor Doyle, I'm disappointed. I was ready to put on my blaze orange and drive to the Dells or Door County and take my fair share of the hunt.

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