What We’ve Been Up To: Spring 2010

ü As president of C.A.S.H., Joe Miele has been busy since the publication of the last Courier.

ü He assisted citizens from over a dozen states by supplying information on how to address local hunting issues.

ü Contacted the Thurston County (Washington) Commissioners about duck hunting in the County, and suggested several ways to support the local economy by banning hunting and encouraging wildlife watching opportunities. As a result, at least one of the commissioners reached out to a local activist for more information and for suggestions on how to implement such a plan.

ü Reached out to a Texas housing complex and provided information on how to prevent deer from dining on ornamental landscaping.

ü Participated in discussions on the C.A.S.H. Facebook page and answered questions asked by our new “friends.”

ü Worked with a local activist in Iowa to develop a plan for reporting hunting violations to the DNR and making sure the DNR is held accountable to following up or not following up on them.

ü Tabled at the Las Cruces Earth Day celebration.

üIn addition, he is finalizing plans to be a featured guest on KTEP’s ACT Radio with Greg Lawson and Elizabeth Walsh.


Upon a supporter’s request, C.A.S.H. designed a hunting poster for store windows, dorm walls, etc. Feel free to copy and use it.

Joe Miele of C.A.S.H. responded to a letter from Victoria Monroe, Fairfax County, VA. Ms. Monroe is a wildlife biologist who supported culling. We thank Richard Firth for sharing her letter with us. Please see Joe’s response online.

It’s an Ambush

A hunter who condemned trapping got this comment from Ann Fanizzi, a C.A.S.H. member: “Trapping definitely is not hunting…but let’s be honest, sitting in a tree stand for 8 hours with a rifle waiting for a deer to walk by isn’t hunting either. It’s an ambush.”

Why Are You Still Receiving A Mailing Of The C.A.S.H. Courier?

We have found that C.A.S.H. still has many contributing members who do not use the Internet.

Folks And Orgs To Know About
Wild Earth Guardians

Battling Deer Culling in KS
Jason Miller has been battling deer culling in KS.
To learn more about that, please visit

C.A.S.H. tries to be as responsive as possible to those who need our help. We were asked to do a postcard Action Alert to our Iowa members asking them to report hunting violations and demand enforcement of existing laws. We did. Further we sent out the following letter:Mr. Richard Leopold, Director
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
502 E. 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0034

December 28, 2009

Dear Mr. Leopold:

On behalf of our members and supporters throughout Iowa, we wish to bring your attention to what appears to be the inability of the officials within the Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Bureau to enforce violations of the state’s conservation laws. We were alerted to this situation by one of our members who has witnessed the following:

• Hunters using motor vehicles to chase or head off animals
• Hunters shooting into private property from a public road and/or a vehicle
• Hunters trespassing on private property
• Hunters parking side by side on roads and impeding traffic and pedestrian movement.

Such violations threaten the safety of Iowans and should not be tolerated or overlooked by the state conservation law enforcement agency. As an organization that represents the interests of our members and supporters throughout Iowa we urge you to investigate whether or not conservation laws are being enforced consistently. When you do, we’re confident that you will find lax enforcement and a plethora of illegal activity taking place

Your response to this matter of great importance will be greatly appreciated.

Joe Miele, President

Please use your pen or computer to communicate with your game agencies when you see a violation. Ask that they send you a copy of the report of your complaint.

Newspapers written to since last Courier (61 different papers)

Peninsula Clarion (Kenai)AR
North Little Rock Times

Orland Press Register
San Jose Mercury News

The Day (New London)

Washington Post

Florida Today (Melbourne)
Naples Daily News

Des Moines Register

Idaho Statesman (Boise)
Idaho Mountain Express & Guide (Ketchum)

Journal Gazette/Times Courier (Mattoon)
State Journal-Register (Springfield)

Evansville Courier & Press

Topeka Capital-Journal

The Aegis (Bel Air)
Cecil Whig (Elkton)

Traverse City Record-Eagle
Flint Journal

St. Paul Pioneer Press
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Rochester Post-Bulletin
The Sebeka Menahga Review Messenger

St. Joseph News Press
Trenton Republican-Times
Branson Tri-Lakes News
Columbia Daily Tribune

Laurel Outlook
Helena Independent Record
The Missoulian
The Flathead Beacon (Kalispell)

The Dispatch (Lexington)
News & Observer (Raleigh, Durham, Cary, & Chapel Hill)ND
Burke County Tribune
Jamestown Sun

Kearney Hub

Daily Record (Parsippany)
Hunterdon County Democrat
The Independent (Long Branch)

Albany Times Union
Wall Street Journal
Adirondack Daily Enterprise (Saranac Lake)
The Journal News (Westchester County)

Marion Star
Newark Advocate
Fairfield Echo
Bucyrus Telegraph

Argus Leader (Sioux Falls)
Brookings Register
Rapid City Journal

Knoxville News Sentinel

The Anahuac Progress (Anahuac and Chambers Counties)
The Dallas Morning News

Daily News (Longview)

Wausau Daily Herald
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Northwestern (Oshkosh)

Charleston Gazette
Charleston Daily Mail
Register-Herald (Beckley)

Wyoming Tribune-Eagle (Cheyenne)
Torrington Telegram


Contact Us

Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting / C.A.S.H.
P.O. Box 562
New Paltz, NY 12561