CRP land in the Prairie Pothole Region has annually added more than 2 million ducks to the fall flight of waterfowl, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
But even concerned hunters have grown to feel helpless while watching a federal government spend itself into oblivion, Reynolds said.
"Hunters will tell me, 'Larry, how can I in good conscience ask the federal government to spend more money on conservation when it's borrowing 45 cents of every dollar it spends?'" Reynolds said. "And those hunters are right, but what most of them don't know is that 2 percent of the defense budget pays for all the conservation we could ever need. It's a pittance.
The people on this forum have no idea how much I love to duck hunt but I love my country more. If we are going to right the ship every penny that is spent on the federal level will need to be questioned. The average middle aged professional white guy like myself will be quick to say "cut out welfare" or "stop spending money on foreign aid" among many other complaints. Everybody wants to cut spending but nobody wants funding to their pet projects cut. It is a very complex problem that does not have an easy solution. Answer this:
We should start cutting funds to___________first. I bet your answer isn't something that is near and dear to you. Just my.02 and its probably worth what you paid for it.