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Hunters with firearms

Because wildlife is a renewable resource with a surplus, hunters help control wildlife populations at a healthy balance for the habitat.

  • Regulated hunting has never caused a wildlife population to become threatened or endangered.
  • Hunting is an effective wildlife management tool. Hunters play an important role by providing information from the field that wildlife managers need.
  • Revenue from hunting licenses is a primary source of funding for wildlife management and has helped many game and non-game species recover from dwindling populations.

Approached by a Wildlife Officer

When you are approached by a wildlife or conservation officer, be sure to do the following.

  • Acknowledge the officer.
  • Point the muzzle in a safe direction.
  • Make sure the safety is on. Keep your finger outside of the trigger guard.
  • Unload your firearm. Check the action to make sure that it is unloaded.
  • Follow the officer’s instructions, and respect his or her requests.
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