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.
Just after WWII, a re... ... middle of paper ... ... will mate their first year, because of more abundant nutrition less stress because of less predators lurking. Hunting is now restricted in certain areas. It is said that, the population can double in one year. Their close to a million car collisions each year with deer on the highways causing 3.8 billion in deer claims reported by State Farm each year.One serious fact about deer overpopulation is that, they do carry Lyme disease, being that they do run throughout our communities, it is a concern that we need to be aware of. Man has failed to control the deer population.
(Deer friendly) as of 2015 there was an estimated thirty million deer in nationwide. With some places in the country registering up to one hundred deer per square mile. (How Many Deer) Each year hunters kill approximately six million deer. (How Many Deer) Some say that this diminishes the deer population. What these certain people don’t know is that every year a couple months after hunting season is over more than twelve million new deer are born to replenish and even grow the population of deer.
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.
In some parts of the United States, there were none. In 1886, the US Supreme Court forced hunters to get licenses and follow certain restrictions. Conservationists urged hunters kill bucks instead of does. Because of these precautions, by the 1940s, 30 states in the United States had deer herds large enough to starve themselves (4). Populations of the white-tailed deer have increased in great numbers.
Another problem is that some taxpayers are against the reintroduction because it cost them money to get the wolves back into the park. Another issue for taxpayers is that they have to pay for the damage the wolves do to the farmer’s animals. The pro for the reintroduction is the ecosystem is healthier. With the reintroduction, the wolf hunts sick deer and elk. The weak are sorted out and the strong survive.
While wolf hunting habits are a prime example of natural selection, human hunters are the opposite. They hunt the bigger and stronger deer, giving the weak a chance to reproduce. What about the problem of the decreasing deer population? They have been over-populated for many years, and while good for hunters, this is a problem for the wilderness areas of Wisconsin. Without the wolves to hunt the deer, they overpopulated rather quickly.
They eat crops that humans need for survival. They eat all of the food in their area, so they have to come to our crops. In fact, several years ago, authorities passed the Buck Law, which was meant to stop hunting so many deer. Thanks to such strongly restricted laws, deer populations expanded rapidly but ended by causing serious damage to crops. The Buck Law was soon useless.3 A group of farmers in North Texas stated, “Each year, we lose more and more money because of those stupid white-tail deer.
In the state parks and forest preserves the government decides to hire sharpshooters, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing besides the outrageous amount of money it costs to take out just one deer. Shutting down the parks in the winter months when deer season is in and opening them to deer hunters would be the better thing to do. It creates revenue for the state and produces meat for the hunters that harvest a deer which maintains the herd’s population. Many hunters rely on deer meat to survive while some people just want horns. Hiring sharpshooters and biologists is not the way to go about harvesting these deer.