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Old 04-09-2017, 02:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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http://www.sltrib.com/news/4936797-1...-local-control

From what I have read it is a spin off of the SFW group.
For some reasons our state has and is givimg them quite a bit of money.
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Its been around for quite a while now. According to this quote they formed in 2010.

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Big Game Forever, a Utah-based nonprofit that spun off Sportsman for Fish and Wildlife in 2010, has secured hundreds of thousands of dollars in state money during the past four years to evict the gray wolf from the endangered species list. But the group’s founders Don Peay and Ryan Benson have not disclosed where the money goes in their reports to the Legislature and to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR).

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Yep, BGF has received taxpayer dollars for several years now, and nobody knows what they have done with the money. Government funded slush fund for Benson and Peay. The legislature gives them lots of money for nothing, they probably get chicks for free, too. Another sterling example of local politicians playing favorites, lack of oversight, and likely malfeasance. The Trib has covered this pretty well.
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"Some of these matters are sensitive. This is not something to be discussed in public. I think we got our money's worth. I really do," Noel told colleagues.

my favorite quote. pathetic.
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"Some of these matters are sensitive. This is not something to be discussed in public. I think we got our money's worth. I really do," Noel told colleagues.

my favorite quote. pathetic.
Yep. I don't understand how the legislature gets away with this crap year after year. One would think an audit is in order.
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"Some of these matters are sensitive. This is not something to be discussed in public. I think we got our money's worth. I really do," Noel told colleagues.

my favorite quote. pathetic.
Maybe we did and maybe we didn't. This group, who ever the He** they are, don't need to tell anybody, especially the nosy *amn public, how they spent the millions of tax dollars we give 'em every year. It's none yo **** concern, so shut up, pay up and be content. Look, if the beloved friend of everything outdoors, Mike Noel says "it's all good, then by God it's all good"! So, pipe down and stay the *%%##** out of it!
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I remember when they got funded for the Utah wolf "problem" It was when I started the "Wolves on Trailcam" thread. Remember those days? Wolves everywhere in Utah, even behind the U of U.

Ridiculous....uh..not the "Wolves on Trailcam" thread, but the "problem".

see: Wolves on trail cam

Makes one wonder who was starting many of the Utah wolf sighting stories, with few, if any, pictures or videos of Utah wolves.


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BGF is a fraud on Utah tax dollars. It's absolutely unconscionable to me that our elected officials continue to give them money. It started out to keep the wolf out of Utah. When that well dried up, now it has gone to all about the sage grouse listing.

We continue to pump money to them, and they have zero accountability to the public, yet are very well-funded by public tax dollars. (Sound familiar? Don has figured this crap out!)

If there is any saving grace, more legislators are starting to ask about this. Maybe enough will get contacted by their constituents demanding action and accountability on this so that the legislators will start to care.

Have you reached out to your elected officials and asked for an answer and an accounting on this topic?
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BGF is a fraud on Utah tax dollars. It's absolutely unconscionable to me that our elected officials continue to give them money. It started out to keep the wolf out of Utah. When that well dried up, now it has gone to all about the sage grouse listing.

We continue to pump money to them, and they have zero accountability to the public, yet are very well-funded by public tax dollars. (Sound familiar? Don has figured this crap out!)

If there is any saving grace, more legislators are starting to ask about this. Maybe enough will get contacted by their constituents demanding action and accountability on this so that the legislators will start to care.

Have you reached out to your elected officials and asked for an answer and an accounting on this topic?
Good idea. I'll do that. Here's an article about how our legislature spends our money:

http://www.sltrib.com/home/5027554-1...lature-its-pet

I don't know if that was a separate bill or a line item added to the budget at the last minute. I think it was the latter, but will check it out.
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