Chronic Wasting Disease has spread throughout the nations deer population (Yates 1) Researchers at the University of Illinois found that killing infected deer helps control the spread chronic Wasting Disease (1). Hunting does not only benefit animals being hunted, but it also benefits animals that are not the target of hunting (Guiden 1). One way Hunting does this is by the managing the number of predators (“25 reasons” 1). Through these methods hunting protects wildlife for the future
“The hunting community ensures that wildlife populations of game species are sustainable from one generation to the next” (Gibbons 1). Land can only feed and house so many animals before all life naturally dies off and kills the surrounding area. Once animals are over populated something must be done to restore balance to the ecosystem. Natural selection in the environment is not enough for many animals to keep populations at a manageable rate. This is where hunters come in, hunters help to lower populations in environments to allow other animals and life to thrive in a humane way that costs less than any other method of control.
The most popular form of deer control is hunting. Hunting is a helpful management tool for keeping deer from becoming overpopulated. When European settlers arrived, the deer were hunted for meat and hide without thinking of management. After 100 years, deer were threatened with extinction in N.C. Today deer populations are 1.25 million in NC. Hunting can help regulate this population if done correctly.
The Benefits of hunting in our Society(Draft) Hunting has always been a cornerstone of the American way of life. To Our forefathers, and Native Americans before them, hunting was a necessary for their survival. In our current times hunting, generally, is not viewed as a way of life, but as a destructive pastime. What most people don't understand is that without hunting, the population of deer and other wild game could grow to unsustainable levels. Without hunters, animals could overpopulate, and cause great ecological damage.
With approximately 12.5 million hunters in the World today a lot more money gets sent to these organizations than people would ever think. Overall, hunting is a positive force because it provides an economic motive for maintaining wildlife habitats. This keeps animals in their own habitats and away from people and their homes as much as possible. Some see this sport very cruel and un-humane but overall it is helping this World out way more than people think. If we didn’t have people who hunt or knew how to hunt we would be very reliant on other foods.
Natural habitats are changed to fit the needs of deer to make unbelievably high population numbers. Overall, sport hunting has done many things for our world, good and bad. Even if there is no possible way for us humans to hunt deer into extinction or endangerment, it is still a cruel and unfair that the animal has to have a suffering death. Natural occurrences take care of things on its own and we as humans cannot change the environment. It is how it is and there’s nothing we can do about it.
Deer Behavior Due to the exceptional sense of smell of the white-tailed deer, the bucks will usally not go out into an open field if hunters are in their tree stands. Bucks rut to mark their territory and it is also considered mating season. During a rut, bucks rub their antlers and they wollow in mud and dust to release a chemical called phermones. They also fight with each other to release phermones. Bucks in a rut will always follow a doe wherever she goes.
The articles of “Hunting and the ecosystem” written by the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Department (SDGFP), and “Facts and statistics on wildlife conservation” written by Roger Holmes, director of the Fish and Wildlife, touch on how hunting is important in the environment to keep a good balance in the ecosystem. They also point out how hunters do more than any other organization for wildlife and environment. Our country was created by outdoors men who hunted and they passed their knowledge of the outdoors to their kids. Hunting has worked its way down from the generation and we should learn to “pass it on” Hunting is great for the environment and wildlife and should be preserved for the ages to come. Hunters are the biggest supporters of conservation financially.
Animal populations are soaring, and the modest tag limits imposed upon hunters leave them unable to control those populations. Because of this overpopulation, many animals are starving, unable to find the food they need in the forests they have. To compensate, they venture into human communities, terrorizing our trash cans, pets, and rose bushes. Sadly, the only way to prevent this is to lower animal populations so that they do not need to rely on humans for food—and, at this point in time, there is only one viable way to do so: hunting. Indeed, it is time for Americans to defend their rosebushes and join the hunt.
2. Th... ... middle of paper ... ... was worth paying for the extra hunting license fees. Transition: In conclusion, now see why overpopulation of deer in Alabama is bad, and why it is good to be a active hunter in Alabama. Conclusion I. I hope I have persuaded you enough to become an active hunter, or at least try out hunting at least once. A.