Hall of Shame


Arizona Game and Fish is currently making plans to spend millions of dollars on public education to be sure the general public knows that they are in charge of protecting more than 800 species of wildlife in our great state.

At the same time they are planning their million-dollar marketing strategy, they are planning their “Outdoor Hall of Fame” event next month where they plan to celebrate and induct Mike Ingram, of El Dorado Holdings/Villages of Vigneto. Seems a bit weird they would choose such a man to celebrate since Ingram is the same guy embroiled in a controversial and perhaps an illegal real estate deal (now under investigation) to develop an area of Arizona that will not only be devastating to the San Pedro River, but will certainly affect our wildlife.

Why would Game and Fish, in charge of protecting our wildlife, celebrate and embrace a man who is going to destroy it? Mike is also a trophy hunting member of Safari Club International whom he supports as a legacy member and sits on Trump’s International Wildlife Conservation Council whose goal is to advise the administration (on the taxpayers’ dime) on the benefits of international trophy hunting and, of course, the benefits of importing those dead animals for their walls.

I think Game and Fish should take that money and spend it on actually protecting our wildlife.

Tina Meredith

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