Hunting Hunting offers different experiences to different people. Many hunters enjoy the quiet solitude and beauty of nature; many enjoy the camaraderie of their hunting partners. Some hunters hunt to enjoy the quality meat of wild game; others hunt for the challenge of tracking an exquisite wary animal.


One important reason that hunting exists and is supported by professional wildlife managers is its usefulness as a wildlife management "tool." Hunting provides a mechanism to manage some wildlife populations, control environmental damages caused by some wildlife, and generate reliable funding for conservation.


Did You Know:
Hunters and shooters contribute 150 million dollars annually through an excise tax that is placed on firearms and ammunition. This excise tax is divided among all the states and used for wildlife management. Hunters contribute another 560 million dollars annually through the purchase of hunting licenses. Licenses are sold by each state and the dollars generated are used towards wildlife management in that state.


Learning About Wildlife:
Once you have decided which game you intend to hunt, you will want to know as much as you can about that particular animal. For example, you'll want to know what type of habitat the animal prefers, what its habits are, and how to hunt the animal ethically. To learn more about your game animal, check out books or videos, check out web-sites contact your state fish and wildlife agency.




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