Friday, April 16, 2010

Scientific Wildlife Management?

6x6 Bull Elk-Hunt Zone 2

Many who support the Pennsylvania elk hunt, as it is currently implemented, base their defense of the season on scientific grounds. It seems they focus on three major points. 1. Science demands that there be a hunt. 2. The number and quality of large bulls has increased since the hunt began. 3. We have a healthier herd today as a result of the hunt.

Few would contest that science and scientific management is a fine thing, but is our wildlife managed by scientific principles?
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2 comments:

Bird Girl said...

Looks like that elk is making a bugle - what a perfect picture!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Willard: What a neat shot of the Elk.