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Colorado Bobcat Petition #6522871
04/21/19 06:33 PM
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ChrisM Offline OP
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April 19th, 2019

Re: Bobcat Citizen’s Petition

Greetings Trappers, Hunters, Outfitters, Ranchers, Anglers, and Stakeholders,

The Citizen’s Petition to ban the harvesting of Bobcats is scheduled to be heard on May 9th, 2019 at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission Meeting in Grand Junction at 765 Horizon Drive, the Courtyard Marriott Hotel.

While we are looking for substantial attendance from the Sportsman community we are not asking for a bunch of personal testimony as we have most of all of that in place. Testimony will be limited anyway as the Chairman of the Commission has asked us and the opposition to strategize and coordinate testimony to not only facilitate the conversation but also to expedite the process without being redundant, disrespectful and possibly confusing to the process.

The Petitioner, Prairie Protection Colorado, Wildearth Guardians, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Humane Society of the United States are indicating they will be there in force. We need the same response! We need people to show up and oppose the petition by a sign of unity and solidarity. We are recommending to show up early and plan on the majority of the day. We need to politely and respectfully take up space and seats. This is not just a Bobcat issue. It is a Wildlife Management issue. There are many topics of discussion surrounding Wildlife Management that are on the horizon. This is only the beginning. The outcome of this can and will set the tone for other things down the road.

If you are not able to attend this meeting, please write a letter to the Parks and Wildlife Commission and make sure you carbon copy every Commissioner. This is imperative! The Commissioners email addresses are listed below.

Chairman John Howard, john.howard@state.co.us
Vice Chairman Michelle Zimmerman, michelle.zimmerman@state.co.us
Secretary James Vigil, jim.vigil@state.co.us
Taishya Adams, taishya.adams@state.co.us
Robert Bray, robert.bray@state.co.us
Charles Garcia, charles.garcia@state.co.us
Marie Haskett, marie.haskett@state.co.us
Carrie Hauser, carrie.hauser@state.co.us
Marvin McDaniel, marvin.mcdaniel@state.co.us
Luke Schafer, luke.schafer@state.co.us
Eden Vardy, eden.vardy@state.co.us

Please be respectful, direct and concise about your concerns of Professional Wildlife Management and the need for science based decisions and ask them to oppose the Petition.

Whether you are a trapper, elk hunter, duck hunter, predator hunter, fisherman, outfitter, rancher, this is your fight!

If we can not put up a solid defense to show that we will not stand idle, the mortar of our community will begin to crumble. Today’s politics and people minded agendas threaten our very way of life.

Dozens of organizations have already come together and pledged support. Yesterday’s Sportsman’s Day at the Capitol was a huge success where we fed almost 300 people from the Capitol a Wild Game Luncheon. Many of those organizations and their members were present as well. They are all willing to support in opposing this petition, whether it be in person, through their letter writing campaigns or through signon letters.

The line has been drawn in the sand. We need to make sure that we brush it out and move it the other direction.

The main coordination efforts on this issue are from the Coloradans for Responsible Wildlife Management and the Colorado Trappers and Predator Hunters Association. We welcome and ask for all support. We are in a new age with many misconceptions about what we do and how we do it in the Sportsmen community and we need to figure out a way to right the ship and defend what is so important to all of us. We are not each others enemies, the wolf is at the door and it is up to us to set the tone by defeating the Bobcat issue.

The entire petition can be obtained by going to Coloradotrapper.com where it can viewed and or printed. You can also go the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Website at cpw.state.co.us. Go to the About Us page. Go to the Commission page. Go to the Meetings Page. You can find it for the May meeting. This way you have 2 venues to find it on.

Once again, we plead for your participation. It is up to us. We have no one to blame but ourselves if we fail.

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are” Teddy Roosevelt
Dan Gates, President
CTPHA

Last edited by ChrisM; 04/21/19 06:34 PM.

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Re: Colorado Bobcat Petition [Re: ChrisM] #6522874
04/21/19 06:39 PM
04/21/19 06:39 PM
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Sad but the animal rights idiots are taking control everywhere .
They blocked a bobcat trapping season in Ohio .
Notice something about animal rights activists , they act and follow the same things as liberals .
No clue what they're doing , but follow whatever they're told by MSM .


We have met the enemy and HE is us!
Re: Colorado Bobcat Petition [Re: ChrisM] #6523287
04/22/19 11:52 AM
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Emails sent


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Re: Colorado Bobcat Petition [Re: ChrisM] #6524511
04/24/19 08:58 AM
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I hope everyone is sending emails. Even better if you send a hand written letter. We need to bury the Commission members in letters/emails. The proponents of the petition are generating a lot of pressure from multiple groups.

Please be respectful, direct and concise about your concerns of Professional Wildlife Management and the need for science based decisions and ask them to oppose the Petition.


Seger's music speaks to a person's heart and soul like few others can.
Re: Colorado Bobcat Petition [Re: ChrisM] #6525393
04/25/19 04:39 PM
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Sent.

Good luck CO.

Re: Colorado Bobcat Petition [Re: ChrisM] #6527503
04/28/19 06:53 PM
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Email and letter sent stating that if there is good science that if there is danger that bobcats are threatened population wise it should be considered and discussed if not it should not even be considered and what would be next to be petitioned and voted to be done away with because of a special interest and emotional issue. Sad issue to be sure Colorado is a great state with a very foolish population most of them living on the front range.

Re: Colorado Bobcat Petition [Re: ChrisM] #6534710
05/09/19 05:49 PM
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Trappers in Colorado won, for today. The board voted unanimously against further sanctioning of bobcat harvest in Colorado.


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Re: Colorado Bobcat Petition [Re: ChrisM] #6534764
05/09/19 06:59 PM
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I wanted to be there sooo bad!!! But couldn’t,

A beacon of light in an otherwise dismal sea of liberal ideology!!!!

Re: Colorado Bobcat Petition [Re: ChrisM] #6534776
05/09/19 07:24 PM
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Congrats to all the folks who worked to defeat the petition.

They didn't get even a single vote in favor of the ban.

Sounds like the trappers and other stakeholders handed them an old fashioned whooping.


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Re: Colorado Bobcat Petition [Re: ChrisM] #6534948
05/10/19 01:13 AM
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I had a buddy just call me and tell me the good news. Nice work!!!!


If traps work like the Antis say......I would have no fingers.
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Re: Colorado Bobcat Petition [Re: cat_trapper_nv] #6535131
05/10/19 11:29 AM
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Keep up the fight! Phone calls, e-mails, showing up to meetings. Over and over and over. Stay involved.

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