Do bear hunters practice conservation?
Are hunters conservationist?Hunters are some of the most committed environmentalists you’ll find.
Theodore Roosevelt, the individual credited with establishing wildlife preserves, had a deep understanding of hunting.
The 26th president of the United States once noted that in a civilized and developed nation, wild animals can only survive through the efforts of hunters who preserve them.
Those who oppose hunting and see sportsmen as enemies of wildlife fail to understand that statistically, genuine sportsmen are the most crucial factor in preventing the extinction of larger and more valuable wild species.
The Interior Department has been aware of this for some time now.
According to a 2017 Interior Department blog post,”An important source of money for many of our country’s conservation projects is provided by hunters.”
Americans learned the hard way about the effects of people on animals after the passenger pigeon and bison were nearly wiped out in the early 1900s.