Hunting

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I tried figuring out why so many women lack any interest in either hunting or fishing, and I managed to come up with several reasons. One of the most important ones seems to be that these two activities aren’t necessarily eco-friendly. Even though there are many exceptions to the rule, many women are compassionate and don’t find anything entertaining about catching a fish or hunting for big or small game. Many have actually forgotten about their ancestry and roots, in that they completely ignore the hunter-gatherer aspect of our human nature. What’s more, it seems to me that, since many women choose to be mothers and therefore, create another living and breathing being, it’s difficult for them to become killers. In spite of the fact that hunters don’t think of them as such, they are killers.

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The issue, in this case, is that women often times ignore the fact that hunting and fishing have to take place following certain rules. There are local legislations to abide by and official seasons where anglers, archers, and shooters, are legally allowed to catch their target and bring it on home. What’s more, many spouses and female relatives may also avoid looking into eco-friendly practices such as the catch and release policy. While it is not particularly common, this policy is performed nowadays due to the risk of endangering fish species in various habitats. Also, it is worth noting that sometimes, hunting for a particular game such as rabbits or fishing for bass, for instance, can actually be beneficial for the local fauna. In many cases, these invasive species were so powerful and bred so quickly that they managed to destroy the habitat of other native ones, which can be seen easily only by looking at the destruction of the natural ecosystem caused by rabbits in Australia.

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Another factor that comes to mind is that these two activities are typically anything but clean and tidy. When you’re out fishing, your clothes are likely to become dirty at some point or the other, and this goes for hunting, just as well. Many a time, you have to lie on your stomach to get a clear picture of your target and be able to make a clean kill. It’s rather obvious that this side of the story is less preferred by women, who usually like sports and outdoor activities that are somewhat cleaner when compared to fishing and hunting.

Finally, the last reason I managed to come up with is that these two sports require a lot of patience on the part of the person. Sitting and waiting on the shore for half a day is quite common among anglers, but many women have constructive characters that force them to feel like they could be doing something more useful other than waiting for or getting the fish to bite. Apparently, the same rule applies to hunting, as there’s a high chance you won’t ever shoot that deer down if you make a lot of noise, lose your patience, and try to be more productive than waiting around for it to show up in sight.

Here’s a website for ladies who’d like to experience these 2 great activities.

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It’s nothing new when some people say hunting is both unnecessary and cruel. On the contrary, those who support that proposition have probably never held a bow and arrow, a fishing reel or a hunting rifle and genuinely felt their skills and abilities tested to the limit during the activity. It’s natural to fear–or hate–what we don’t understand. It doesn’t necessarily mean that those who choose to do something about that hatred or fear should be criminalized. A real hunter believes that the sport is not just all about the act of killing but rather the opportunity to outwit your prey and survive. A truly successful hunter studies their prey and learns its habits, behavior and tracks. Hunters should also understand the capability of their weapons or equipment and know how to make the most of it. What makes hunting truly a great sport?

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Hunting is environment-friendly

 

Hunters ensure that the wildlife population of their game species is sustainable from generation to generation. They support the efforts towards the diversity of natural habitats by keeping those habitats intact, untouched and free from pollution due to overpopulation. In other words, hunters contribute to the population control of game species, all for the sake of conservation. By hunting overpopulated species, the hunting community reduces the strain on nature that the game species gives, ensuring that shelter and food sources do not get depleted at a fast rate. Through the population control that hunting provides, game species get a more humane, less painful and swifter death than what they would get if they die from disease or starvation.

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Hunters also promote the maintenance of undamaged, clean and natural wild habitats through their search for suitable hunting locations. This is also something that ecologists do on a regular basis for their research and studies. In fact, even birdwatchers, hikers and wildflower researchers visit habitats teeming with wild flora and fauna that remain untouched and therefore uncontaminated.

 

Hunters support the economy

 

Every year, hunters have to seek and/or renew their hunting licenses. They pay to hunt in specific hunting properties they want to check the potentials of. The money they pay goes to the state or federal government, which uses it to fund the management and maintenance of wildlife refuges and parks, the enhancement of wildlife habitat and conduction of research and surveys to monitor the status of both game and nongame species. The tax on hunting goods that hunters pay supports wildlife management agencies. Hunters contribute in their own way to support the natural environments and the economy as well.


Hunters work harmoniously with other wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts to support the ecosystem.

 

dum5Hikers, hunters and birdwatchers prefer habitats that promote their own interests. A relatively quiet habitat would be what a birder would want to explore, while hikers go for trails. Land management that supports their favorite game mammal or bird is what a hunter would like to learn about. Generally, hikers, hunters and birdwatchers prefer to keep their distances from one another, being careful not to infringe on each other’s territories and not to be where the other is at the same time. This brings up time sharing issues despite that fact that each type of individual is after one thing: the benefit of the outdoor ecosystem.

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Surely, the time will come that hunters can partner with the other groups since they are all after the benefit of the creatures in the small wetlands, streams and forests. This has started with the partnerships forged between the hunting community and research ecologists, wildlife recreation groups and habitat protection organizations. The ultimate objective may be diverse for each group but the conservation and restoration of forests and natural habitats remains an unchanged goal shared by all.