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BreeModerow
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Skepsikyma
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Wisconsin NEEDS a wolf hunting season

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Skepsikyma
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/27/2015 Category: Sports
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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BreeModerow

Pro

Because of wolves Wisconsin deer population has decreased. Because Wisconsin doesn't have a true wolf season they have no predators causing their numbers to keep increasing. Not only is the deer population in danger, the wolves also kill off livestock and peoples pets, too. Wolves are nuisance and their populations need to be controlled.
Skepsikyma

Con

I accept. I live in Pennsylvania, and I would let wolves eat every dog in the neighborhood if it eliminated our deer population =P
Debate Round No. 1
BreeModerow

Pro

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Skepsikyma

Con

I will give my opponent another chance to make an argument.
Debate Round No. 2
BreeModerow

Pro

BreeModerow forfeited this round.
Skepsikyma

Con

First of all, since my opponent has not made a case, no benefits have been laid out.

One commonly claimed benefit is better deer hunting. This claim is often made, but seldom substantiated, and the evidence shows that despite a healthy wolf population deer populations have still been increasing. (http://www.news.wisc.edu...)

A possible detriment is an out of control deer population. In my state, deer have no prevalent natural predators, and their burgeoning population cannot be controlled by hunters, to the point that professional snipers are sometimes hired to cull the heard at taxpayer expenses. (http://mtlebanon.org...)

Deer overpopulation also causes severe damage to undergrowth and nesting habitat (http://www.independent.co.uk...) and large amounts of demage via car accidents. In Wisconsin alone, a deer population controlled by wolves already causes nearly19,000 car crashes a year (http://www.jsonline.com...), making Wisconsin the 7th highest state for dear-car collisions. (http://www.jsonline.com...) An increase of the population would naturally increase these costs.

Overall, the costs far outweigh the benefits.
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