Having It Both Ways

March 12, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Now step into the shoes of a sportsman, and ask yourself if you’d accept this proposal… Commercial harvest would be prohibited, and fines for accidental kills increased beyond reason (plus mandatory jail time). Development would be permanently halted. Private property transfers would include easements on prized areas. And you’d be restricted in your sport during government mandated times of the year only.” Yesterday blogger Michael Gracie weighed in on the controversy surrounding the recent taking of a giant steelhead, noting that not all of us could easily accept the alternatives to freedom of choice.