Now, the initial reaction (mine, anyway) is "Big deal. Pound sand, sister." The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, like every other state wildlife or game and fish agency, is funded almost entirely by sportsmen dollars, so therefore it is entirely appropriate for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to conduct public hearings at said gatherings. But having said that, let's play Devil's advocate: what if this wasn't about hunting and fishing rights? What if the issue in question was, say, industrial pollution and the state agency charged with regulating industrial waste was holding its public hearing at the United States Toxic Sludge Coalition* annual meeting? Would you feel differently then? Would that be appropriate? Why is that different from a state wildlife agency holding public meetings at a state hunting association meeting?