Shooting the Government
FREE MARKET FAIRY TALES points out that:
to shoot driven pheasant costs (the shooter pays) about £25 per bird, for grouse it is likely that you will be charged in the region of £50 per bird. However, to rid the country of its rather too randy 6,000 ruddy ducks is budgeted to cost £3.3m, or if you like a whooping £550 per bird (the Government is going to pay the shooters).
That Ladies and Gentlemen, is why the Government is never the solution, always the problem.