Hunting Explained- Good for LIFE experience credits

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Some people feel that hunting is wrong and that its murder of innocent animals. I feel that all wildlife must remain in balance with its food and habitat capacity. Population must be controlled in order to properly even things out. Deer for instance are allowed to grow free to reproduce as they please which will lead to an excess of the species. There will then be overpopulation, malnutrition, and disease and for farmers, crop damage. Many areas of the United States have has a large amount of deer deaths because of overpopulation and lack of food in the winter months especially. I feel that hunting is justified in order to deal with animal overpopulation problems. Deer are also a great source of low fat meat! I gained this perspective on hunting mostly from my father. I became interested in guns and hunting during my teenage years watching my father; he had a lot of knowledge to pass down to me.

I took safety classes that taught me a great deal and then was able to get my hunting license. Years of experience have taught me a lot and I feel I have a great grasp of how to be a safe and effective hunting sportsman.

Hunting is beneficial also because it helps to support wildlife conservation programs through license fees and taxes on firearms and ammunition. It even contributes some economic gain to New York retailers and the tourism industry. In New York alone, there are deer, bears, rabbits, squirrels, turkey, bobcats, coyote, fox, raccoon, weasels, ducks, geese, woodcock, crows and more. They all have a specific season in which they are allowed to be hunted and regulations must be checked because they change yearly. Whitetail deer in our areas has been increasing which is good especially for those...