Saturday, June 13, 2009
Fish and Wildlife Spends billions to manipulate deer habitat for production of large herds
Its amazing the extent that State DNR would go to create large deer herds in attempt to produce as many antlered deer as possible and growing fawns like they were crops. This is what hunters says on their "deer management" website on "caring for fawn" to ensure abundance of deer for recreational hunting.
"Additionally, keep an eye on your predator population and do what you can to control them, but especially in areas with less than ideal fawning habitat. "
"There is quite a bit of time between now and deer season, but the deer you should be thinking about is the one you will be harvesting (KILL) about 5 1/2 years from now. "
"Any practice that removes ground cover during the fawning season should be discouraged if you want to improve the fawn crop in your area."
"Research has shown that high quality deer habitat can produce good fawns crops even with dense predator populations."
"On the flip side, barren ground with a heavily used forest understory can spell “poor fawn crop.” If this problem is not addressed, expect deer numbers in the area to decline over time. Hey, if the fawns can’t survive and you shoot the rest, what’s left?"
"In our recent spotlight deer surveys, we noted an increase in fawn numbers and an increase in deer numbers,” he said. "
"Due to the antler restrictions and adequate forage available, hunter should see older bucks with larger antlers this season."
Hunters "complain" about deer vehicle accidents and overpopulation yet THEY want to create large deer herd for hunting opportunity!
Here is the food plots..so much money and time spend on "conserving" land to use as killing field and deer production.
"Good fawn production" "Maximum antler growth"
What anti-huntig league and organization been saying for years about how hunting is not about "reducing" deer population but to "produce" deer abunace to ensure plenty of big racked "trophy" deer because that is what the wildlife killers wants and will pay for and how the state can continue make revenue of the slaughter.
How does hunting creates surplus animals?
1.) Bucks are killed by hunters
2.) Does produce extra offspring (fawns)
3.) Fewer bucks means more nutritious forage for fawns and adult does.
4.) Habitat is manipulated (burning vegetation, timber-cutting, etc.) to provide more food.
6.) Abnormally high populations of deer result year after year.
Here is the fire they create (how much does this cost and how many wildlife are killed or displaced??)
Some of the fire they created that went out of control
In conclusion all that "wonderful" talk that hunters give you about wildlife "conservation" and how the money that come from the sale of hunting license and tag goes to "wildlife management" you see what its really about. So much money spent to create large herd of deer and at the same time overpopulation thus deer vehicle accident. Hunters/DNR continues to contradict themselves by saying they want to "reduce" deer population but in reality they are creating them. The evidence is right there and other heavily hunted states are doing the same thing. So the next question is..
Should state wildlife agencies help pay for DVA's victims?