Deer & Deer Hunting

12 VITAL ROLES OF DEER HUNTERS

Hunters have voluntarily and willingly contributed billions of dollars to support conservation for all wildlife species, not just those that are hunted. They have been the central pillars of conservation and thus are responsible for supporting a wide variety of conservation activities that everyone values.

Nearly everyone enjoys wildlife, but most people are not aware of the contributions made by hunters, trappers, anglers and recreational shooters to support sustainable conservation. Although hunters know that their financial contributions from licenses and equipment help pay for wildlife management, many do not always fully appreciate how vital they are in the bigger picture.

It is valuable to review the roles of hunters in our fantastic system of conservation, so we all can fully appreciate and help spread the word. Here are 12 categories that all hunters help us manage.

1. WILDLIFE POPULATION MANAGEMENT

Hunters are the most effective and efficient way to maintain wildlife populations within the capacity of what the habitat can support to reduce population die-offs, provide for more productive populations, protect habitat, reduce the spread of disease, or to reduce conflicts with humans. In cases where population reduction is the management goal, managers must harvest more animals than the population

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