The 2012 budget process is under way. That budget is being cut in every area. Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin has presented a budget bill that even congressman Denny Rehberg voted against. One area of particular concern to some sportsmen is the almost half a billion dollar cuts in programs meant to support upland bird populations. Pheasants forever vice president, Dave Knobson identifies three areas a grave concern.

Senator Max Baucus traveled the state last week to discuss the farm bill.