Predators killed 46% of fawns, (Hart). A study about coyotes in Ohio found that even though they kill numerous fawns, the population of deer continues to grow, (Hart). It would be critical to maintain... ... middle of paper ... ... of helping deer control. Non-aggressive methods are the newest forms of deer control including electronic fencing, scaring tactics, and birth control. In the end, deer control is a rising issue that needs to be addressed for the healthy livelihood of deer and their environment.
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
Without hunters, animals could overpopulate, and cause great ecological damage. The role that hunting plays in sustaining animal populations is defiantly the difference between sustained populations, and mass starvations. Is hunting really necessary in the maintenance of a balanced ecosystem? That is one of the many questions asked by environmentalists and animal rights activists all over the world. In “The Deer” Marston discusses the decrease in hunters across the nation.
The original wolves were very different from the ones that were planted. So while environmentalists thought they were helping to level out environmental problems, they succeeded in doing the opposite, by bringing back the wrong kind of wolves they started, depleting elk populations, and wild game. In 1995 the environmentalists started to repopulate the wolves. The wolves started spreading like rabbits, across many states including Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, and Washington. The main area in the spot light would be Yellowstone because of the national park there it instantly hit the News and Press.
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. The Deer’s were abundant, in areas were forest fires, lightening fires and other catastrophes had started to destroy parts of the forest canopy. Natural enemies of the predators of the deer like the cougars, wolves, coyotes also played a big part in regulating the population and keeping the herds relatively balanced withe habitat. As the south grew, The farmers began the grow crops, and then the war started, the need for cotton began the escalate, so land became a dire need, so the deer habitat once again was threaten, with no food to eat the nutrition stopped the production of the population, so the declining the herds once again was falling. Men hunting deer for meat was still a necessity for most families for survival was still prevalent.
These red deer cause less regeneration of favored plants which stop normal vegetation to grow thus changing structure and composition of the ecosystem in which they reside (Flueck, 2010). Now in competition with native deer in Chile, Argentina, and New Zealand, ecological concerns have been raised to save the native species already existing as well as the canopy environment where they live. With not many descriptive characteristics, this red deer, with its plain brown body and lighter stomach, has many details on where they are from and where they are headed. C. elaphus are indigenous to Eurasia and North America including but not limiting to Afghanistan, Belgium, Denmark, France, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States (Lovari, 2008). They were introduced in Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, and Portugal but now have begun to cause trouble beyond what can be controlled.
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
America needs to fall back in love with hunting. At the end of the 19th century, Americans had hunted more than a few species to the point of near extinction—the fur trade had nearly wiped out beavers and venison (deer meat) was on the dinner table almost every night. Recognizing the coming crisis, we launched the country into conservation mode, with activists vigilantly working to save America’s wildlife. Concurrent with these efforts, many Americans were moving closer to nature, establishing small towns and suburbs, and bringing with them trashcans, flowerbeds, and lush lawns—a smorgasbord for the nearby wildlife. Jim Sterba, author of Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds, was quoted in Time Magazine as saying: We create all these food sources.
Advocates of hunting claim that hunting is an important component of managing wildlife populations. However, hunting opponents argue that more hunting regulations are needed to prevent animals from being hunted into extinction. Recently, the most controversial issues with hunting that have come up include: the wolf populations in the northern states, hunting in wildlife refuges, and hunting animals into extinction. Hunting should definitely not be banned or controlled because of the controversy in these areas. Since the early 2000’s, the wolf population in the northern states has become one great debate.
If the deer eat all the grass, rabbits and other such herbivorous animals will diminish and kill off all of the predatory creatures that eat the rabbits. Without hunting, balance will never be maintained and the environment will never really be stable and healthy. Hunting should be done to benefit the overall population and living quality of animal species. In order to better understand hunting, we need to learn what hunting is, why hunting is beneficial, and the consequences of not 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.