Hunter’s are conservationist also
This article is for none hunters. It’s for the animal right’s waco’s, not hunter’s.
As hunter we are conservationist’s first hunters second. Yes hunter’s are actually conservationist’s, true real hunters that is. We are not all out their yelling yahoo and shooting at everything that moves. Unlike some media’s portrayal’s of us, and here’s why. When each particular game hunting season is getting close to opening a count of that game that has been going on all year is calculated and tallied. This happens in each state and county in said state. The purpose of having the count is so the wardens and other law enforcement officers related to hunting know if an area has more then the area can handle. If so, by how many, they are and, where they are located in the county and state. You see to continue the growth of wildlife there are a few things that wildlife need an exact proportions to survive. 1: Food: Not enough food in the area for the wildlife to survive on they starve to death. 2: Water: Not enough water and they die of thirst. 3: Protection: Not enough protection from both the sun and any (other then man) hunting animals that might be in the area they die. Remove 1 of those 3 things from the picture and the whole herd can and will die.
Now I know what some of you are saying; “Well Frank if man just will get out of the way the animals will find there way and we need not hunt them to help them grow, and in fact hunting an animal to help it gain more is in oxymoron.” Well unfortunitly that’s not quite true. Look at any major city and you will see the problem we are trying to prevent in the natural world. In a huge majority of the states where hunting is permitted there are not enough if any pray animals out there to thin out the animals that man-kind hunts. Well if we hadn’t hunted the pray animals then this would not be an issue. If’s and buts are amazing, and hindsight is 2020. but again the truth is, see what happens when pray animals see us as pray, we too die. So that is also one reason why some animals are allowed to hunted as well, such as bear, coyotes, and is some area’s even wolfs. Same problem exits for them are the animals they hunt exist. Not enough food for them, well need I say anything else?
So back to the point of hunting I was making earlier. As each animals hunting season opens the heads of the different Departments of Fish and Wildlife know exactly how many of said animal is to many. They issue the number of permits to shoot and kill the exact number of animals that need to be cleaned from the area, and no more. Each hunter that wants to hunt, and has a hunting license in that state must apply for and pay a fee to hunt. Each hunter is then allowed to go hunt the exact number of animals as on the permit and no more. Then for each animal the hunter kills they must then again pay a small tax. Unfortunately contrary to popular beliefs most of the money each state has for it’s land conservation, animal conservation, fish and wildlife employees comes from hunter. All the hiking trails, animal and nature preserve most of the money for those come from hunters. So as I said at the beginning hunters are conservationist’s first hunter’s second.