The anti-hunting, anti-trapping Defenders of Wildlife have it all wrong. And not just with its position on hunting and trapping, either.
Of late the nation's largest anti group has set its sights on Cabela's, which bills itself as the "World's Foremost Outfitter." For good reason, too.
And the retailer and catalog supplier of all things hunting, fishing, camping and boating is being targeted because Defenders says Cabela's has embarked on so-called wolf-killing competitions in Idaho.
Defenders has gone so far as to seek placing a critical advertisement in Cabela's headquarters hometown of Sidney, Neb. The newspaper squashed that plan though Defenders has gone on to seek donations to take the campaign to other Nebraska news outlets.
Behind Defender's smokescreen, however, is the truth. That being, all Cabela's did last year was provide $150 worth of merchandise to an Idaho-based sportsmens' group that organized and conducted three local predator hunts. None of which resulted in any wolf kills, by the way.
Shows you how far the antis will go to stretch the truth to fit their agenda.
- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn