PART 2 of 3I agree i'll never understand how anyone can get any enjoyment out of trapping an animal and killing it. I have nothing against people that hunt for food/clothes thats nature, the ones that hunt for sport for the sheer pleasure of putting a head on a wall or for profit are sick people indeed. Sport hunting hmm! I've broken a few traps that i've found on my land in my day. Still dont feel bad about it and never will
But it is my belief that their research is far more valid than the emotional hiperbole of the uneducated, when it adresses what is best for the harvesting of game animals, birds and fish. In conjunction with the federal agencies, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, are continually revisiting game populations to set bag and creel limits and seasons. Part of the decision making process is the biologically sound use of animal reproduction rates and land carrying capacity. All wildlife can and will overpopulate a given area if not managed; the land mass is certainly not going to increase. Over population results in starvation, a weakened population due to spread of disease which can then affect healthy populations and mass die offs. To manage these populations effeciently and soundly results in harvest of healthy wildlife and promotes a stronger healthier carryover population. Which is most humane? Harvesting healthy wildlife or a long starvation period.