Culture followers and culture fleers
Wildlife management goals
- Decreases damage to roads and dikes;
- Population management: keeping the population of culture followers low and increasing the population of culture fleers;
- Decreasing damage to agriculture and aquaculture;
- Decreasing and preventing traffic accidents, especially with large game like deer and boar;
- Putting wounded animals outof their missery (traffic victims for example)
- Containing and eradicating animal diseases, especially zoonoses (Animald diseases that can be transmitted to humans)
Hunting is a natural part of the solution but definitely not the 'is all, end all'. Creating varied food sources and cover for culture fleers is just as important as decreasing the number of predators in the area. Hunters often work together with farmers to create a more varied habitat and most farmers have bits of land scattered throughout their fields that are perfectly suited for this without impacting their livelyhood. Don’t forget, farmers live in nature and enjoy the sight of wildlife just as much as you do.
To keep traffic accidents down hunters often place reflectors at the side of the road. This will alert the game that something is happening and the chance of them crossing the road decreases.
Do you eat meat from animals shot for wildlife management?
Yes! Whenever possible and healthy you eat the meat and use the animal to the fullest. It’s a live that you’ve taken so you’re responsible to use the harvest to the fullest. It doesn’t matter if the main concern was food or wildlife management.