...to grant the Natural Resources Commission exclusive authority to regulate the taking of game in this state. The amendment also would require the Commission, to the greatest extent practicable, to use principles of sound scientific management in making decisions regarding the taking of game.After the passing of Proposal G, the Natural Resources Commission engaged in a series of tone-deaf prat-falls. They heard "exclusive authority" as not being accountable to anybody or anything except their vision of "science".
The term "principles of sound scientific management" is not defined in current or proposed law.
Adherence to game laws depends on peer pressure and on having laws simple enough for the average guy to memorize and understand them. There are not enough game wardens in the world to enforce hunting laws without the majority of the citizens "buying into" those laws.
I think the coupling of "Anthropomorphic Global Warming" and "sound scientific management" caused something in the Republican's heads to snap.
Honestly, how many times have the self-appointed elites used the word "science" as a smoke screen for a power grab? Do you automatically grab your wallet when a person with an IQ of 95 starts lecturing you on "science"?
They had a "...hey, wait a minute..." moment.
And now the "scientists" are wailing a thousand tears.