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#3575301 - 02/04/14 04:12 PM Locavore mv't = better habitat conservation?
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Mud Dauber
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The obvious hope of organizations like Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever is today’s locavore trend will take one additional step toward Leopold’s writings – wildlife habitat conservation. Whether you favor beef or venison, chicken or pheasant, the common connector is our land. It is my belief society’s need for food and water will someday soon change our seemingly insatiable appetite to tile our uplands and drain our wetlands. Or to put it more plainly, local food will lead to local conservation.


http://www.pheasantblog.org/wild-game-its-whats-for-dinner/
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#3576137 - 02/05/14 07:00 AM Re: Locavore mv't = better habitat conservation? [Re: Poser]
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A very interesting article, I'm excited about the connection of hunting, food, and eating and about its potential for the future of hunting. I think these changes will pose challenges to your "stereotypical" hunter (I consider myself a somewhat stereotypical hunter). We may have to adapt or be more flexible to welcome new, adult hunters who don't look, act, talk, or think like we do.

On a side note, I hate the term locavore. It's a little too pretentious for me. Even though I hate the term, I think people caring more about where their meat and produce comes from could have a bigger impact on habitat conservation than more people hunting for meat.

Whatever your reasons, if you start to care more about the food you eat, there is a natural progression you go through:

1. Getting Concerned - you have a Sixth Sense (the movie) experiencce. Think, "I see fat people." You watch Food Inc and get concerned.
2. You Start to Buy Organic Foods at Kroger
3. You shop at Whole Foods for the first time
4. You shop at a Farmers Market for the first time
5. You sign up for your first CSA
6. You buy all your meat and a lot of your produce from local farmers

If enough people get to number six, think of the potential impact that could have on the land, habitat. Local farmers selling at farmers' markets or local shops favor smaller farms. Smaller farms could lead to more edge habitat and a potential benefit to game species.
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#3577212 - 02/06/14 05:43 AM Re: Locavore mv't = better habitat conservation? [Re: WMAn]
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I admit to going through a process somewhat similar to what you described, except that I never did step #5, and step #6 was "stop buying red meat from stores and make it a point to shoot more furry woodland animals for meat"

All in all, the food movement is good for hunting (i.e. preservation of it).

I agree that the locavore crap comes off as being very pretentious...it's like you have to be a weird hippy around here to care where your food comes from.
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