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Old 04-13-2015, 05:35 PM   #64
Eastern Puma
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I guess I’m saying what Boreal Fox says, but in a slightly different way. Surveys show many more Americans enjoy viewing wildlife species than hunting them. If that's the case, would it be better not to have hunting, with big carnivores doing the job of controlling ungulate populations? If so, who would pay for necessary management of troublesome wildlife individuals? Would more people visit the Adirondacks as tourists if it was more likely they would see large “glamor” species such as wolves and moose up close? Currently, I believe desired game species are managed to be overabundant to maximize hunter success.
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