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What are Anti-Hunters Doing for Conservation?

April 12th, 2008

Posted!I wish I had more time to write about this subject today, but I have a ton of work to get done here in the real world. However, I came across this great article in the Jamestown Sun Online that I thought I would share with you. This article poses the most daunting of questions to the Anti-Hunting crowd: What have you done for conservation lately?

Far too often, we see these anti-hunting organizations jumping on the scene, condemning the act of hunting as archaic, and unnecessary in our current civilization. They will shout until they are blue in the face to stop all hunting action. However, what have you ever heard them offer in place of hunting for wild animal control? That’s right…nothing viable. When was the last time you saw one of these anti-hunting groups do something meaningful for wildlife or habitat? That’s right…never.

I gain some satisfaction from the fact that outdoorsmen are the ones on the front lines doing great things for all species of wild animals. Some anti-hunters claim we only do it so that we will have more animals to hunt. I don’t think that is the case at all. We actually care about the animal populations, and do what we can to help them maintain healthy levels. Organizations such as the National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, and Trout Unlimited are completely stocked (pun intended) with sportsmen who are doing their part to help the designated species. These organizations protect habitat, as well as help to maintain healthy population levels.

Ok, so this got longer than I expected it to. Go read this article…I think the author does a great job of putting together the information, and he makes some great points!

2 Responses to “What are Anti-Hunters Doing for Conservation?”

  1. That is a good article! The most practical thing we do for conservation is to take a trash bag with us whenever we go out in the woods or on the water – we always come back with all of our trash and other peoples trash as well. It’s simple, doesn’t take hardly any time and helps the environment. It seems like we don’t hardly make a dent, especially on the river or the lake – but if everyone did it we could make quite a difference – I think I feel a blog post coming on 🙂

  2. What a great article and so true. I keep saying, and it keeps being true, that the disconnect between what anti-hunting and animal rights say and what they actually do continues to baffle me. This article is just another illustration of that.

    I’m with Blessed, I might get a post out of this too.

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