White tailed deer populations continue to rise. The lack of land is causing unhealthy living environment for the white tailed deer. Deer overpopulation needs to be controlled. The three main types of deer control are hunting, predator control, and non-aggressive control methods. The most popular form of deer control is hunting.
This is how the history of deer has to deal with population and the Lacy Act. Also, how the characteristics of deer has to deal with many car problems and the management of deer. How crop damage has raised farmer’s brows over the property damage and the size of the deer. Finally, how the population in Illinois has caused many problems such as over population, crop damage, deer management, large deer (food) and land owner rights over the years.
Deer stay in a mile square because that is their terriory. So every time they move out of that terriory they have to make a new one and it makes other bucks think that they are still there. But usally the deer will go back to their original territory. Does urinate all over to mark their territory so that other does don't cross onto their designated area. So that other does dont take their bucks.
Ever since the Pilgrims were introduced to the Indians, the deer was a big meat source for survival. They used the meat, bones for various needs, including sewing and the fur for clothing. The deer became an everyday hunted game. The decline of the deer population began. Before Mayflower Landed, Indians had a Saying "you only killed what you can eat, so that you can eat tomorrow', the forest itself did not provide the optimum habitat necessary to maintain the deer population.
Animal overpopulation in some areas is destroying nature. In some areas of overpopulation, food is becoming scarce and animals have started to eat endangered plants and other vegetation that they would normally not. Animals also cause a lot of problems along our nation's freeways and for many farmers. In an article in the U.S. News and World Report , author Stephen Budiansky tells of a similar situation in Wisconsin. He says, "rare orchids and the hardwood and hemlock forests have failed to reproduce for fifty years(85)."
Once the animal is found and recovered, the bigger game you will need a atv of some type to haul your kill out of the woods. Dragging a deer that weighs upward to 200 pounds to your truck is a very hard task. Now once the deer or animal you are hunting is back home, you want to hang the deer up and field dress your kill. You want to start by making two cuts behind both back legs and Slowly start pulling the hide downward toward the head of the animal. This way you can reach the meat.
One of the biggest debates is the harvest of white tailed deer. All over the United States, white tailed deer thrive because of the few predators that feast upon them and the large forests and habitats that these deer can flourish in. However, as buildings and subdivisions pop up left and right decreasing the white tailed deer natural habitat, the debate grows stronger. The heart of the debate is centered around ethical issues, human and deer conflicts, safety, and the benefits hunting has on the economy. First, hunters are the biggest contributors to those wildlife agencies that are designed to help the wildlife
Because of the efforts of these concerned people the whitetail population has risen to around 20 million. The deer population has increased so much that in many areas, they suffer from chronic starvation. “Bucks only” laws passed years ago to help in re-establishing the dwindling deer herds now work against the deer by resulting in an overabundance of does. Even with the overabundance of does many hunters refuse to shoot a doe. They believe in the old saying, “It takes a doe to yield a buck.” This is entirely true but it ignores the basic law of nature that any piece of land, and the food and cover in it, can support only so much game.
B. There are many national forests in Alabama as well as farming fields for deer to reside and make their habitat. C. Since Alabama is such a great place for white-tail deer to exist, they have become overpopulated as well as a nuisance for many people. II. The best way to control the overpopulation of deer in Alabama is to be an active hunter, which is what I am here to do today.
Bow hunting worsens this problem. About fifty percent of animals shot with arrows are only wounded, not killed. PETA also states, that a study of 80 radio-collared deer found that of the twenty-two deer that had been shot with arrows, eleven were wounded and not gathered by hunters.3 Some hunters even believe in shooting animals in the gut or in the face, which is a dreadful way for the animal to die . Hunting puts an enormous amount of stress on animals. This stress limits the animals’ ability to eat sufficiently and store the fat and energy they need t... ... middle of paper ... ...act, a fraction of the wild animal population is specially directed to be killed.