June 10, 2009
Discussion Topic: On Paintballing And Geocaching At WMAs
By Dave Hurteau
According to North Dakota Game And Fish Department Supervisor Scott Peterson, paintballing and geocaching create a "considerable amount of unnecessary disturbance to both wildlife and wildlife habitat,” and are therefore banned in state wildlife management areas (WMAs) under new rules. The decision obviously benefits hunters—and why not? Hunters and anglers foot the bill for WMAs. Seems fair to me. Then again, I’ve never tried paintballing or geocaching and so have no reason to get worked up. And while I doubt there are a whole lot geocaching sportsmen, there are probably some paintballers. Is anyone PO’d about this? What do the rest of you think?
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