Human kind began hunting wolves at least 13,000 years ago when the wolf became a threat to their livestock. Over the past hundred years wolves were hunted for their pelts and also so that farmers could keep their livestock safe. What most extremist wolf supporters don’t know is that wolves were not an extinct species. There actually are 40-60 thousand wolves in North America. Within the lower 48 states of the U.S. the population was drastically reduced so that immigrants could live without constant fear of attack and livestock loss. Due to lack of wolves in the lower 48 states the activists were able to list the wolf population on the Endangered Species Act listing. Anti-hunting groups like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal also know that keeping the wolves off the management list is the best weapon in elimination of any form of hunting in the future.
Hunters along with their license fees bring in much needed money to the many rural towns scattered throughout the US, while also giving funding to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) from its revenue. When wolves were first put back on to the ...
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...bitat through the use of license money for as long as there is wild game to hunt. The license fees go a long way towards giving back to wildlife by funding important biological research projects. Wolf biologist John Gunson supports the reality that if a healthy booming wolf population exists, man will not be able to harvest anything thus hunting will be eliminated. DNR research has documented that wolves will kill just to kill, not just to eat, as they are territorial. The reality is that it is not possible for a non-violent existence between wolves and humans. If wolves are allowed to reproduce without hunter intervention we, the human population will lose everything our forefathers worked so hard to give us. Hunting provides a service to the wolf population by keeping the pack healthy while ensuring everything our ancestors gave us stays abundant, healthy and safe.
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