Kansas Wildlife Federation

Sunday, October 16 2005

Farm bill conservation programs need your support

Filed under: — Dan @ 02:37pm

This article from Babe Winkelman’s syndicated column points to the need for sportsmen to make a ruckus now in order to save the farm bill conservation programs.

These programs, such as CRP, Wetlands Reserve Programs, and other important means of helping farmers and ranchers preserve habitat, are on the chopping block along with many other programs post-Katrina.

Part of the basic purpose of government is health and security. CRP, WRP, etc., don’t just benefit wildlife, they benefit humans by cleaning our water. If you want to step up for these programs, call Senator Sam Brownback at (202) 224-6521, and/or Senator Pat Roberts at (202) 224-4774. Ask them to send you in writing their stances on full funding in the 2007 Farm Bill for conservation programs.

Elden Baily passes

Filed under: — Dan @ 02:25pm

The Lawrence Journal-World has this sad story on the passing of Elden Baily, one of Kansas’s passionate outdoorsmen who was glad to share his success and the traditions of hunting and fishing in our state.

An example of the contributions Elden made is here:

Bailey was known for the techniques he developed to catch walleye and crappie, particularly during Kansas winters. A Web site is dedicated to Bailey Magnet Lures, which he invented to catch crappie and small-mouth bass.

No mention is made in the story of where to send condolences or memorial gifts, so in lieu of those, make it a point to share your love of the outdoors with someone today. Kansas Big Brothers/Big Sisters has their
Pass It On program,
and they can always use hearing from you.

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