Brushing a pelt
  • Helps control animal populations by minimizing:
    • Starvation
    • Spread of diseases
    • Damage or destruction of habitat
  • Helps reduce damage to personal property:
    • Flooding caused by beaver dams
    • Destruction of trees
    • Killing of livestock or pets
  • Protects certain endangered or threatened species from predators
  • Helps with wildlife restoration (see Chapter Nine)
  • Catches elusive species for wildlife research
  • Provides funding through sales of licenses
  • Provides recreation, food and other products, and supplemental income