The Hunter's Role in Wildlife Conservation
Since 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 the information from the field that wildlife managers need.
Funding from hunting licenses has helped many game and non-game species recover from dwindling populations.
Hunters spend more time, money, and effort on wildlife conservation than any other group in society. In addition to participating in the harvest of surplus animals, hunters help sustain game populations by:
- Filling out questionnaires
- Participating in surveys
- Stopping at hunter check stations
- Providing samples from harvested animals
- Helping fund wildlife management through license fees