Hunting’s Ecological Benefits

In Elk Network Original, Shane Mahoney by RMEF1 Comment

There has always been those who oppose hunting – who do not believe that humans should pursue and consume wildlife.

Some prefer the idea that wild others should live out their lives in nature, while we rely on agricultural processes.

Many people believe that hunting damages populations of wild animals.

In reality, hunting harvest models are founded on the principle that we will impact populations minimally if we hunt the biological surplus and leave remaining animals to breed.

Further, seldom acknowledged is that regulated, science-based hunting harvests can not only be sustainable but preferable in terms of environmental impacts.

Regulated harvests can actually add stability to populations that otherwise fluctuate dangerously.