Author: Tony Abbott (page 3 of 3)

In Defense of Aryanna Gourdin

Tony Abbott defending youth hunter on The Big Outdoors Radio Show

Hunting is a major part in wildlife conservation. Hunters spend billions of dollars a year on equipment, licenses, hotel rooms, gasoline, air travel, ammunition and so much more. The dollars generated by hunters licenses and tax goes directly toward wildlife projects, animal transplants, conservation studies, radio collaring for animal migration data, endangered species protection efforts, etc. These dollars pay for biologist time, efforts and expertise to the preservation of wildlife and their habitats. Legal and managed hunting is an integral part of maintaining sustainable herd populations.

When people make statements about anti hunting and killing animals it is typically in ignorance and because of misinformation. I have been in the hunting world most of my life and personally seen and experienced the wonderful things hunters have done for wildlife. Hunters are the true conservationist and put their money where their mouth is. The VAST majority of wildlife projects are funded and completed by hunters donations, dollars and license sales. Without hunting we would have little to no wildlife. Hunters are the first conservationists.  Continue reading

My friend Sloan

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Jerry Sloan has been a friend of mine for nearly 20 years. I have gotten to know him in ways many will never get the chance to. He is as genuine a person as I have ever associated with. I wrote a great article on his and mines relationship. You can read it at the link below in The Daily Herald.

Making memories with my friend Jerry Sloan

 

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