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Argumentative Essay On Recreational Hunting

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Tyler Alvarado
Professor Newtoff
Bio 105 Online
8 October 2017
Recreational Hunting
Recreational hunting is a huge controversy whether it’s local, regional, or international, I know from being a hunter there are several pros and cons to hunting. The question is, should recreational hunting be allowed? First off what is “recreational hunting”? Well, Answers.com refers to it as “Rec hunting is hunting for pleasure or sport, instead of trade hunting, which is hunting to kill animals for trade (by the way, no animal has become extinct by rec hunting.)”. I believe recreational hunting is a great thing and more people should partake in it as it is a great hobby and an even better skill. While some people may disagree with that, that’s okay but I
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