Hunters are Major Conservationists
Hunters pay millions of dollars for licenses, tags, and permits each year, which helps finance state game agencies. They
contribute more than 250 million dollars annually in excise taxes on guns, ammunition, and other equipment, which largely pays
for new public game lands. Hunters in the private sector also play a growing role in conserving wildlife.
In the November issue of National Geographic magazine, many hunters will be pleased to find an article entitled "Hunters, for
the Love of Land."
Some of the quotes from the article include:
"It's the hunters who keep most of these species going. They put in the money and put in the hours. Hunters really care about
what happens." - Jim Clay, teacher and hunter.
"The irony is that many species might not survive at all were it not for the hunters trying to kill them. The nation's 12.5 million
hunters have become essential partners in wildlife management." - Robert M. Poole author of the article.
It is a milestone for a magazine of the magnitude of National Geographic to recognize that hunters are major conservationists
and always have been. All hunters should reference this article on the important of hunting in discussions with everyone.
Each and every hunter should make sure local schools and media are aware of the information that National Geographic has
published in this article. This is a wonderful opportunity the hunting community cannot fail to recognize.
Articles by Glenn Dee Summers
Glenn continues to write articles for fishing and hunting publications.
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