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Thursday, June 5, 2014

RMEF, Conservation Shine in Washington State Survey

Below is a reprint of a blog post by Rich Landers, outdoor writer for the Spokesman Review in Spokane, Washington.

Hunting-related groups dominate contributions to wildlife habitat among Washington residents, according to a May 2014 statewide survey. (Washington Fish and Wildlife Department)

CONSERVATION — I write often about the contributions hunters and anglers make to preserving fish and wildlife habitat in contrast to animal rights and anti-hunting groups that have never made the commitment to help critters on the ground where it counts.

Here are the latest hard numbers.

The chart above illustrates the response to just one of many questions on wildlife management posed last month in a rare random survey of 904 adult residents across the state commissioned by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Department.

  • See all 190 pages of the the survey report as well as the summary.
  • See my column on the survey, which deals primarily with public opinion on wolf management in Washington.

Rich Landers
Spokesman Review

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