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The C.A.S.H. Courier
ARTICLE from the Spring 2010 Issue
Hunting: Myth Vs. Fact
MYTH: Hunting prevents starvation among wildlife populations
FACT: Scientific studies show that deer reproduce at a greater rate
after being hunted. Wildlife agencies exploit this fact to keep
hunters interested in their sport.
MYTH: Hunting protects the public against the spread of Lyme Disease
FACT: According to the Centers for Disease Control, there is no
evidence that people can contract Lyme disease directly from wild animals.
The American Lyme Disease Foundation does not recommend hunting to combat
MYTH: Hunting lessens the number of accidents involving cars and deer
FACT: The two most dangerous days to drive in terms of deer/vehicle
collisions are the opening day and first Saturday of hunting season (Erie
Insurance Group) because hunted deer dash across roads as they run for their
MYTH: Hunting contributes to stronger wildlife populations
FACT: Hunters kill the strongest and healthiest of the species,
leaving the oldest and weakest to breed. With hunters seeking either
for a trophy or meat, they pass up weak and sickly animals and wait for
healthy animals to kill.
MYTH: Only hunting can control wildlife populations
FACT: Deer immunocontraception has been extremely effective in
reducing deer populations. Further, as wildlife populations are
intentionally INCREASED to satisfy hunters’ demands for animals to kill, by
stopping management for hunting, the deer population will be reduced.
To learn how hunting agencies use YOUR tax dollars in manipulating
wildlife populations to satisfy sport hunters:
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