Hunting


 

I hunt no more to kill animals than I garden to kill cabbages.

V. Giest

 

 

Majority of people are non-hunters, hunters and anti-hunters actually make up the minority see below:

 

 

My permit to hunt on my own land is an ANNUAL association fee of $ 120.00. This money goes directly back into the land to improve habitat for all species including non-game species.  Hunting costs money this money helps conservation and the economy: hunting gear, fishing, fishing gear, guns, outfits, gas, food, beer, dog collars, vet bills, ammo, Wal-Mart during hunting season. Hunting helps out the economy is such a tremendous way.

read becompto90 blog “DU and Conservation Efforts”  for more info.

 

Many people, especially in central and south FL hunt hogs. Hogs are invasive species; thus hunters are actually decreasing the invasive species epidemic throughout the US.

 

Letting deer populations rise above carrying capacity by restricting hunting or killing off the wolves, actually prevents regeneration in forests. The resulting implications are astronomical. Deer and other herbivores need to be kept in check by hunters in order to maintain a healthy ecosystem.

 

There is a term called a harvestable surplus. These numbers are actually calculated by paid wildlife biologists. These numbers represents the number of individuals in a population, given survivor rates and other factors, that will die regardless of who or what killed them. These numbers determine rules, regulations, bag limits, seasons, size, gender and more. There is an actual science behind the idea hunting. People that are against it should look into the facts before taking a side.

 

 

If hunting were stopped there could be unseen implications. know implications are laid out in the following slide:

People that use the argument that hunting is dangerous, once again have failed to do their research.

 

 

If the minority had their way, they would actually be contributing to the recession, over surplus of deer; resulting in a homogeneous environment lack biodiversity and species richness.

 

all sides are credited to  a wildlife professor at the University of FL. Dr. Bill Giuliano, undergraduate program coordinator.

 

Author: Ashley Summers Tyer

 

 

 

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. becompto90
    Dec 07, 2011 @ 14:53:49

    I enjoyed reading this blog, especially since you had accurate data. These were the statistics I was looking for :). Thank you for sharing!

    Reply

  2. ansummers
    Dec 07, 2011 @ 16:36:26

    Send me your e-mail and I can send you the entire PowerPoint; if you would like?

    I got the information from an amazing class offered through UF’s wildlife department. They should offer it in person AND distance in the fall.

    Lecture: Tuesday, Periods 8-9 (3:00 – 4:55 p.m.); Room 0101, Little Hall (LIT) & Online (Distance Education only)

    Thursday, Period 9 (4:05 – 4:55 p.m.); Room 0101, Little Hall (LIT) & Online (Distance Education only)

    Instructor: Bill Giuliano

    Reply

  3. Chanse Huggins
    Dec 08, 2011 @ 01:03:10

    I think that wildlife management is a very important part of ensuring that there is a balanced and healthy ecosystem.Great post:-)

    Reply

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