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Help improve the reputation of hunters

Help improve the reputation of hunters

Typically, the public is more critical of hunter behavior than of hunting itself. When members of the public see hunters behaving in an unethical or offensive manner, it reflects badly on all those who engage in this sport. Hunters that are safe and ethical know that...

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Written by: goHUNT Staff

Tagged as: HUNT101, hunter, reputation, ethics

Category: Wildlife Management and Hunter Ethics

How to be an ethical hunter

How to be an ethical hunter

Imagine this: you are in the woods during hunting season, deer hunting on a piece of property owned by one of your friends. She tells you that there are too many does running around, eating crops and destroying property, and she wants your help to cull the herd. She clearly...

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Written by: goHUNT Staff

Tagged as: HUNT101, hunter, ethics

Category: Wildlife Management and Hunter Ethics

Conservation efforts

Conservation efforts

Hunters play an important role in caring for and managing wildlife. One example is the Pittman-Robertson Act; it was enacted in 1937 to collect and redistribute taxes collected to improve wildlife management practices and to educate hunters. Every time an individual buys a...

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Written by: goHUNT Staff

Tagged as: HUNT101, conservation, organizations

Category: Wildlife Management and Hunter Ethics

What is a hunter's role in conservation?

What is a hunter's role in conservation?

There are many things that hunters can do to help with wildlife management and conservation. Joining a national organization that exists to protect wildlife, such as the Nature Conservancy, or a local (state) organization like the Montana Wildlife Foundation, is one way to...

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Written by: goHUNT Staff

Tagged as: HUNT101, habitat, conservation, wildlife

Category: Wildlife Management and Hunter Ethics

Predators are nature's hunters

Predators are nature's hunters

Predators are animals that prey on very young, old and sick animals. They are part of the way nature balances the wildlife population. An overabundance of mice, for instance, might be followed by an increased presence of hawks and foxes. These animals will then kill and eat...

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Written by: goHUNT Staff

Tagged as: HUNT101, predators, nature, hunters

Category: Wildlife Management and Hunter Ethics

Wildlife management practices

Wildlife management practices

Habitats naturally change over time. Take a farmer's field surrounded by forest land: if the field is not plowed on a regular basis, natural plant life will gradually inch its way back in to the cultivated areas. First grasses will appear, then shrubs, and eventually...

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Written by: goHUNT Staff

Tagged as: HUNT101, wildlife, management, conservation

Category: Wildlife Management and Hunter Ethics

What is carrying capacity?

What is carrying capacity?

Each piece of land has a specific carrying capacity; this is the number of animals that the land can sustain without damage to either the habitat or the animals. As in this illustration, imagine the carrying capacity as a lake. The annual reproduction of wildlife (the rain)...

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Written by: goHUNT Staff

Tagged as: HUNT101, wildlife, carrying capacity

Category: Wildlife Management and Hunter Ethics

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