Hunter's rights genuinely under attack: and it's from the Right!
My beloved Wisconsin has been under attack from within by our reactionary extremist governor Scott Walker, a disgrace to the progressive tradition within his own party; and I've fought him for reasons of ideology and human rights as I understand them, while some of my acquaintance have not.
But now he has gone too far, even for some of us easygoing cheeseheads: he's appointed as "deer czar" to manage our state's whitetail deer herd, a Texas radical rightwinger who describes public hunting on public lands as the "last bastion of communism"! According to Dr. James Kroll, public lands and public game management are evil commie plots. You should have to pay some privatizing firm to hunt on what was once public land, and pay heavily for the privilege, as you do on the game farms he admires so much. Hunting should once more become a privilege of the rich and powerful, as it was (and still is, as I understand it) in the Europe that many of our ancestors escaped.
That's not how we do it in Wisconsin, and not how we want to do it. I hope, of course, that this is the final straw, and that it costs Walker the election; but I notice that the conservative local press and those purporting to speak for hunters and gun owners in Wisconsin have kept this part of the Walker agenda for Wisconsin and America quiet.