While trophy hunters effect this species, they not only hurt the deer population, but the predators that follow their migration to stay alive and defend their territory. By taking out some of these animals it makes the lions more likely to interfere with cattle and getting close to town as the deer population begin to dwindle down. A better view of how trophy hunter effect the wildlife is that they hunt animals to only keep the head of the “trophy” and leave the rest to spoil. This is a major problem because the meat is left to spoil and it cannot serve any use to the people that survive off the land. While the meat is left to waste not one person can benefit from the meat that could have helped fed families nearby.
By overpopulation they have caused many problems from farmers to hunters, even some game. In some small way they may have helped with the illegal poaching of the wolves by making it legal to purchase tags and trapping permits. There are many ways in which the government and the people who care about the wolves and the people that are effected are working to fix this problem. Works cited (1) http://www.ask.com/question/how-do-wolves-hunt (2) Rob Pennell (3) http://www.fws.gov/wafwo/species/Fact%20sheets/gray%20wolf%20final.pdf (4) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackenzie_Valley_wolf (5) http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/wildlife/wolves/?getPage=260
The short answer is no. There should not be a wolf hunting season because many of the thoughts on wolves are incorrect; hunting would compromise wolf studies, and the population is already suffering. We have all heard of the Big Bad Wolf, stalking children and spreading fear and chaos. It commits heinous crimes and deserves to be destroyed. This is a misdemeanor.
The Wolf Trust, and The Highland Wolf Fund are trying to reintroduce wolves worldwide. The reintroductions of wolves at Yellowstone and Grand Teton parks have already begun; to date, about 115-120 wolves inhabit Yellowstone. Around the World, groups are still trying to gain public support and allowance from the Government to begin the reintroduction programs in their areas. The project at Yellowstone was met with some apprehension. Biologists there feared that without the fear of predation during the past few generations, the resident moose at Yellowstone would not fear the wol... ... middle of paper ... ...d have nothing left to eat, and they would die.
They are a fierce animal that has been researched extensively because of their unique qualities and that they are near extinction. Early settlers, all the way back in the 1700s, tried to rid these marvelous creatures from the North American continent, which almost lead to their extinction. They poisoned, trapped, furred, shot and killed all the wolves that posed a threat to their lands and livestock. The settlers seemed to be getting their way in the beginning of the 1700s because as human population increased in America, unfortunately, the wolf population plummeted. They pushed the wolves out of their original habitats and the settlers made their habitats their home.
He also believes that pit bulls are causing problems on all public properties (Anderson). Anderson states that, “Gotham police and other authorities had to round up 892 biting dogs in 1997, 200 more than the year before” (Anderson). Anderson thinks that there should be a ban on the pit bull breed, because of their unusual behavioral traits. The traits that make pit bulls seem so horrid would be, quick to rage, determined, and oblivious to pain. Anderson believes that taking these malicious dogs off of the streets, would put more ba... ... middle of paper ... ...ed on, are the types of people that the pit bulls are being put in the hands of.
There is now a greater awareness among people that the killing by wolves of deer and other prey species, which we may want for ourselves, is not a sufficient reason for the extermination of wolves. Sometimes populations of game animals are critically low, so on biological grounds wolf control could be justified; however, control programs are always opposed by ever-increasing urban populations. Proposed wolf culls have become major political issues in many areas in North America. When controls are carried out, they need to be done to meet certain criteria, which are based on sound scientific information and stewardship of wildlife populations. In the wilderness scheme of things wolves play an important role.
Many wolves were removed from regions where they weren’t even threats to humans or livestock (Klinghammer 446) because wolves, like grizzlies, were perceived as competitors for land and food. Unlike grizzly bears, wolves didn’t survive in the Northern Rocky Mountains because of poisonings, shootings, and bounties for their pelts (Barker 177). These actions caused the extinction of wolves in western states, changing the ecosystems by eliminating a natural predator. The reasons for this genocide, according to David Mech, were “the possible predation by the wolf upon man. .
Legal hunting and poaching are similar in the sense that they both result in the slaughter of animals be it bears or any creature. Having depleted the animals in their own countries, the rich flock here in the hundreds to go on big game hunting expeditions and kill; anywhere from one to who knows how many bears. I really don't understand what is going on with our government to allow this to happen. Soon grizzlies will be deemed endangered and when this happens the price for their head will skyrocket and encourage further poaching. The typical responses heard from hunters are: "We are the top of the food chain"; "That's why they are here, to satisfy man", "it don't hurt their numbers", "Its just a bear".
Both sides of the argument have very valid reasons on why they chose a certain side, but hearing from both sides, it could be hard to choose one side completely. It’s a topic that’s easy to look at in many different perspectives. The first view of the controversy states that sport hunting causes suffering, painful deaths for animals, causes imbalances in nature, destroys property and injures or kills hunters or... ... middle of paper ... ...on to hunt them as much as they’d like. It is not affecting the population at all. Natural habitats are changed to fit the needs of deer to make unbelievably high population numbers.