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Hunter education course review and summary

Carrying capacity is the number of animals a given habitat can support all year long without damaging the animals or the habitat.

Hunter education course review and summary

Factors that can limit the potential production of wildlife include starvation, disease/parasites, accidents, weather, hunting, and predators/scavengers.

Hunter education course review and summary

Hunters play an important role in wildlife conservation.

  • Hunters help control wildlife populations at a healthy balance for the habitat.
  • Hunters provide information that wildlife managers need.
  • Funding from hunting permits has helped many game and non-game species recover from dwindling populations.
Hunter education course review and summary

Wildlife managers use a variety of practices to manage a habitat and keep it in balance including:

  • Monitoring wildlife populations
  • Improving habitats when an area changes
  • Allowing hunting to help balance animal populations in a habitat
  • Setting hunting regulations
  • Controlling predators
  • Artificially stocking animals
  • Controlling or preventing disease
Hunter education course review and summary

Wildlife is generally divided into groups that are similar in some way, such as:

  • Large mammals
  • Small mammals
  • Upland birds
  • Waterfowl and wetland birds
  • Birds of prey