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.
We also need to know what the hunting controversy really is, the population statistics, and a few clubs that support hunters and wildlife conservation. To fully and completely understand, we should know the true definition of “hunting”. Hunting is the act of chasing and pursuing game in order to have food and survive. Of course nowadays hunting for survival is not necessary but it is for population control to better the environment. Hunting also has it’s economic advantages bringing in 1.6 billion dollars to this country every deer, duck, bear, etc.
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.
Black bears, white-tailed deer, and feral pigs are just a few of the species that have invaded our communities in unprecedented numbers. And the problem does not stop there. Even in “the wild,” these animals have experienced massive population booms that have negatively impacted their way of life. It is a problem that needs to be fixed, and the solution is quite simple. America needs to fall back in love with hunting.
These groups believed that hunting is damaging to animal populations. They see animals being killed and can’t possibly see any benefits of this. However, they are overlooking the many benefits of hunting. One of the main things they overlook is the financial support hunting offers for conservation. For example, In North Carolina hunting provides 70% of the funding for conservation and wildlife management programs.
People think hunting is barbaric and inhumane, but it helps keep the environment strong, keeps the animal populations at a healthy level, and is good for the people who hunt them. Hunting is practiced all over the world and has been for thousands of years. People oppose hunting simply because they see it as black-hearted or immoral. They do not see the rich qualities that come with hunting. If only they open their eyes to the wonderful qualities hunting provides, then they could see the good hunting does in this world.
Whitetail Hunt Whitetail deer are said to be the most commonly hunted animal in North America. Throughout history, people that have lived in America have always wanted this animal for its meat and skin. With the large increase of hunters, our government has made rules and regulations to maintain the population of the famed whitetail deer. Whitetail deer are major game for hunters today and have been a staple resource as far back as the first Indians in America, being their prominent source of meat (known as venison). Native Americans used the entire deer for survival in wilderness.
Hunting demonstrates the ability to protect and provide mainly referred to males providing their families with meat from the animals and protecting their land. (“Modern Hunters Are Stewards of Wildlife and the Environment.”) The economy today is very unsustainable and hunting is the key to feeding the hungry. (“Modern Hunters Are Stewards of Wildlife and the Environment.”) There are many food banks today that will accept the meat provided by animals and feed hungry organizations that cannot buy food themselves. What most people don’t know is most of the money used by hunters that go towards hunting licenses, hunting tags, and hunting lotteries to hunt in particular spots go to wildlife research and habitat protections in that hunters home state. With approximately 12.5 million hunters in the World today a lot more money gets sent to these organizations than people would ever think.
Humans have been hunting on this planet for over two million years. Our ancestors used complex hunting techniques to ambush and kill antelopes, gazelles, and other large animals dated back to times before Christ. People all around the world still carry on the tradition, but the view on hunting is not the same as it was back then. The world is so industrialized, and people think hunting is cruel and useless because you can buy meat at grocery stores. But in reality, it is the reason the wildlife they see are not extinct.
In American culture hunting has always been a way of life. The Indians and our forefathers hunted to survive. Now in the nineties it is not viewed as a way of life, but as a thirst for blood. Is it necessary, or as stated before, a thirst for blood? What most people don't know is that without it, the ever increasing population of deer and other animals could be environmentally devastating.