Conservation

Before being involved in hunting, I didn’t realize that conservation was so heavily supported by hunters.  The money made from hunters (hunting licenses, tags, guns, ammunition, ect.) is put back into conservation efforts for wildlife management.  As someone who wants to preserve the outdoors, I was happy to learn that the money I would spend for hunting was going toward a cause I believe in.  Even though I didn’t get an animal last year,  I know the money I spent on tags was put toward a good cause.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has a great article on conservation called “25 Reasons Why Hunting Is Conservation.”  Below are some of my favorite reasons, click here to read the full article:

“Reason No. 2 why Hunting Is Conservation: In 1900, only 500,000 whitetails remained. Thanks to conservation work spearheaded by hunters, today there are more than 32 million.

Reason No. 6 why Hunting Is Conservation: Habitat, research and wildlife law enforcement work, all paid for by hunters, help countless non-hunted species.

Reason No. 7 why Hunting Is Conservation: Through state licenses and fees, hunters pay $796 million a year for conservation programs.*

Reason No. 10 why Hunting Is Conservation: An 11% tax on guns, ammo, bows and arrows generates $371 million a year for conservation.*

Reason No. 14 why Hunting Is Conservation: Hunting funds conservation AND the economy, generating $38 billion a year in retail spending.*

Reason No. 17 why Hunting Is Conservation: A wildlife management tool, hunting helps balance wildlife populations with what the land can support, limits crop damage and curtails disease outbreaks.

Reason No. 21 why Hunting Is Conservation: Hunters provide for conservation—and for their families. Hunting is a healthy way to connect with nature and eat the world’s most organic, lean, free-range meat.

For more information on conservation, check out the following links:
Fish and Wildlife Service Information on Conservation
National Shooting Sports Foundation on Conservation

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7 thoughts on “Conservation

  1. This is changing my perception of hunting in a good way! I never really had many thoughts about it, I figured it was just easier to go to the store, but I like the positive impact that hunting actually has on conservation efforts. Who knew?

  2. Marrying into a deerslayer clan, I learned early on that the hunters in this country are the ones who do more than anyone else to protect the habitats and healthy reproduction of our wildlife. Don’t even get me started on how much healthier the meat is for the family!

  3. EXACTLY! ReelCamoGirl encourages women and kids to share (in a safe environment away from Antis) to share their hunting/fishing/diving adventures. I am SO glad to see you are also starting up ad see the tremendous value in educating others on how hunting is true conservation. Check out some of my social media sites for more. I would love to collaborate if you find some good pieces too! 🙂

    Lauren

    • I love your site! It’s great to have a space to share all of those things. I liked your Facebook page and will check out your other social media sites! I’ll definitely let you know if I find good pieces, collaborating would be awesome. I’m happy to be finding other women with a love for the outdoors!

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