Feral Hogs: The Anti-Hunter's Inconvenient Truth
Most animal rights activists are hard-core, unwavering idealists who stick to their mantra that “no animal should never be harmed, unless of course that animal creates problems in their own back yard. A few years ago there were news reports on the annual deer hunt protests that occurred on the East Coast. We don’t see much of those anymore; at least not since whitetail deer became so overpopulated that Bambi and her brethren regularly raid Mrs. Pacellle’s petunia patch. Th
In a recent policy about face and a major blow to the anti-hunting organizations such as the Humane Society of the Untied States, US Fish & Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe announced wild and wild-managed lions from South Africa will once again be granted US import permits. However the prohibition of captive bred lions from South Africa will continue to be banned from importation. The change in the lions status is due to the Fish & Wildlife’s determination that scientifica
The High Fence: Benefit or Detriment to Wildlife?
The high fence. To some, it represents an unethical way of hunting. To others, it’s an indispensable wildlife management tool. And in South Africa, with over 9000 private game reserves throughout the country, an understanding of the how and why of the high fence may make your hunting experience more enjoyable. In the United States, and other common law countries, the wildlife was owned by the sovereign, or the government. In the 1970’s, South Africa changed this policy to
HSUS Pays for Wildlife?
Differences in perspective lead to differences of opinion. Just look at our highly contested elections in this democratic society illustrate that people are different. That reasonable people can look at the same issue and come to radically different conclusions is a matter of perspective and those varying perspectives are a big part of what has made our democracy the greatest ever known to Man. But there are differences of opinion, and then there is propaganda; facts spun b
A Growing Danger in the Bush
The growth in whitetail deer populations, from their low point of less than 100,000 in 1900, to around 30 million today, is one of the great conservation success stories of our time. The whitetail is by far America’s most popular big game animal, but the whitetail’s comeback has also created problems. A recent insurance industry study found in the past few years, over 1,300,000 deer/vehicle collisions occurred, and over the last several years, these accidents have increase