If you are not going to eat it why shoot it?
This is a discussion on If you are not going to eat it why shoot it? within the Hunting Africa forums, part of the Hunting Forums - Hunting in Africa category; Originally Posted by Skyline I can say that if I was a moderator on this forum no one else would ...
09-29-2009, 10:01 AM #21
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09-29-2009, 03:04 PM #22
I give you 5 stars Jerome, the posts was just too obvious and that of an anti hunter, a bloody waffle footed liberal on the move to create havoc.RAY ATKINSON
08-15-2011, 12:34 PM #23
- Member of by this point, just select 3 - 7 letters, put them together in any given order and I am probably a lifetime member
- Hunted US, Canada, Mexico
- Second Wind has no Articles
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I am so, so very sad Chaser left.
And without so much as a forwarding address, pity.
I had him a great job as an economic adviser with the Obama administration.
And do not anyone try and kid yourself, that's what this is all about
If the trophy fee on a lion is say $25,000 then if the trophy fee is raised to $50,000 you will have twice as many.
It is a proven economic tenant that if you tax something (i.e. reduce its value) you will have less of it.
A classic example is whitetail deer in Texas, the higher the cost of hunting the critters get (and its getting quite high) two things occur, we kill more deer and the overall herd population increases.
Another is the success of the elephant in Africa
I ask you, how many elephants ( or lions or whatever) would you have if you couldn't hunt them. I dare say substantially less, if any, because the higher value placed on the individual animal the more that are produced and the harder people will work to preserve their habitat.
I mean, if you cannot hunt a lion what is it worth and if it has no value why would people put up with having them around...aesthetics only travel so far, especially at the poverty level.
The people in this world that are working the hardest to preserve, maintain and advance species are those associated with the hunting industry, it is just an economic fact
The only species that seem to be doing well or better are those considered "game" or have somehow imparted "value" to their existence
The vast bulk of species doing poorly and headed for extinction are non-game
Gentle readers, (and I so detest doing this) To quote Al Gore...."the debate is over"
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