by zebedee_177

Gives representation to the all-important tourism industry on the state’s Wildlife Commission.  Presently licensed wildlife killers have five of nine seats (57%) when they represent just 5% of the state’s population.  Wildlife-watching tourists account for $682 million in annual spending vs. $204 million for hunters according to the latest study results from the U.S. Department of the Interior.  Visitors largely want to see our wildlife alive and don’t want to worry about encountering dead and decaying animals in traps or being personally caught in one of the hidden traps.