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  • Natural predators are not present in certain areas

    Yes, to some extent I believe that hunters do help control animal populations. Some animals such as deer and wild pigs have really no natural predators in the areas, so hunters take their place. Granted, I believe that there should be a condition that things that are hunted are also consumed, not merely killed for sport purposes.

  • Yes in a large way

    Hunters definitely help to control the animal population. When a hunter follows the proper laws and hunts they are controlling the population of the animal and not letting it grow out of control. Without some hunting the populations would grow too big and many of the animals would starve anyway.

  • Yes, and that is an important service.

    Yes, hunters help control animal populations, because they reduce the animal populations each year. Each year in Michigan, thousands of drivers are in car-deer accidents. Some people even die from these crashes. Hunters help drivers by cutting down on the deer population, so that they stay at reasonable levels and not hurt humans.

  • Hunters help control animal population.

    Hunters help control animal population. If it were not for hunters we would have an over amount of wild animals among us. I think that they help in keeping the population from being overgrown. The states deer season is necessary to control the population of such animals. If we did not have hunters than more and more wildlife would take over.

  • Unfortunately yes they are.

    Fact is we humans have invaded animal territory and animals do not know how to control their own numbers. They multiply according to their food sources and starvation is usually how their numbers stay in check with the "help" of predators.

    Unfortunately...A bullet is faster than starving slowly and painfully.

    I am not a hunter, but I understand their need.

    Posted by: N711
  • I agree that hunters control animal populations.

    Each year, Deer-vehicle collisions result in 200 human deaths and 1.1 billion dollars in property damage each year. This is in the united states alone and only regarding deer! Another example is many rac00ns and other small animals get into our homes and cause huge damages to homes every year. Hunting greatly regulates these happenings. I am for hunting only when the hunter eats what he/she shoots.

  • Hunters affect animal populations. This affect can work its way up and down the food chain.

    One hunt that has been well studied is the seal hunt in Northern Canada.
    In the 1970's when the hunt was far less regulated there were 30,000 harp seals in North eastern Canada. Today there are about 350,000.

    This is in part due to more strict rules about only hunting adult seals.

    Here is the drawback of careless legislation.

    As the seal population exploded the stocks of cod fish dropped to the point where we had to limit the commercial cod fisheries.

    Also, so many more seals provide food for more wolves and polar bears.

    It has effects bout up and down the food chain.


    Http://www.Dfo-mpo.Gc.Ca/fm-gp/seal-phoque/myth-eng.Htm#Myth_05

  • No they don't

    In fact hunting made it worse. For example people wanted forest to only have deer. So they allowed hunters to over kill deers natural enemy such as wolf or puma. Then there were to many deer and not much grass deer kept dying. Also people killed lots of coyote because they attack their sheep. But since coyotes are dead and no want his their to catch and eat field mice farmers lost their crops. So hunting is not only dangerous, cruel and unneccasery sport but also can destroy the ecosystem.

  • Hunting is not a humane way for controlling deer populations.

    Even though hunting is most popular for controlling deer populations, hunters can accidentally shoot other animals or even people living in the environment rather than the deer. In some areas hunting is prohibited. Hunting can also be very expensive in some areas. Overall hunting is just not a safe way for controlling deer populations.

  • Hunting does not help controlling deer populations

    Even though hunting is most popular for controlling deer populations, hunters can accidentally shoot other animals or even people living in the environment rather than the deer. In some areas hunting is prohibited. Hunting can also be very expensive in some areas. Overall hunting is just not a safe way for controlling deer populations.

  • No they do not

    Hunters made it worse. They decided that they could kill as many deer as they wanted. Peopl who say yes are killing lots of deer right noe. May not be physicly but verbaly please change your awnser. It would help so many deer i just dont get how you people can say yes.

  • No they do not

    Hunters made it worse. They decided that they could kill as many deer as they wanted. Peopl who say yes are killing lots of deer right noe. May not be physicly but verbaly please change your awnser. It would help so many deer i just dont get how you people can say yes.

  • No they do not help control the animal population.

    Although hunters do reduce the animal population, they are often endangering the animal population more then helping keep it in balance. As humans we should have no say or right in choosing how many animals should be allowed on earth and should not be permitted to killing off some when we feel they have grown to be to many.


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Quan says2013-06-24T02:02:19.080
Some people are so obsessed with saving everything, they forget about the importance of predator-prey dynamics.