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EarthTalk – Are hunters really the biggest conservationists in America?

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Dear EarthTalk:

Are hunters really the biggest conservationists in America?

Joe W., Raleigh, NC

Hunters do play a large part in conservation efforts across the U.S. through their taxes, licenses and donations. In fact, the National Wildlife Refuge System itself was founded by a hunter: President Theodore Roosevelt. That being said, the mere act of hunting alone is not conservation.

Mark Hillman’s Capitol Review - Both parties need more level-heads, fewer bomb-throwers

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Five Americans lost their lives in the riot at the U.S. Capitol. What makes that tragedy even worse is that it was so unnecessary. We didn't arrive at this volatile moment, when loud voices on both sides show contempt for each other, because of the failings of a single political party.