Last November I went to Mecosta County for opening day of deer season. The first day we went out from 6AM to 6PM and didn't see anything shootable. We went back to the cabin, saw our friends, ate, and went to bed. We went out the next day and... I fell asleep.
My paper is an exploration into what type of effect does hunting have on the ecosystem and the economy. Through my exploration, I found that hunting statistically had a positive effect on the environment and economy, while the major argument against hunting is based around it being morally wrong. The positive effects outnumber the negative ones by many, and all of the facts I found about hunting creating a safe environment and a strong economy are included.
Gales opposing viewpoints database gave me good information about my position on my topic, and also the opposing view on my position. I gathered statistics and stories, but also a well thought PETA argumentative article. It gave me knowledge about my subject, and also knowledge of what people think of my subject. I found articles about how hunting is what brings a family together, and I also found articles that show why it is bad for the animal including suffering, and natural order.
In searching google blogs and twitter I found peoples stories, opinions, and facts. The main thing I was able to gather was a story of a man who witnessed a group of coyotes attack a large whitetail deer that he had hoped to shoot. Along with a compelling story I found the most recent updates on my topic that all added important points to my research paper.
Ebsco proved to be a useful tool by connecting me to sites that I never would have found by searching just google. It did so by allowing me to narrow my search results down, and connected me to some of the most important points of my paper. It helped me find the person I tried to interview, and allowed me to read his story and standpoint on hunting from the position of an ecology professor.
In my site search I found many different articles that stated more about the economic benefits of hunting. Not only does hunting help the environment, but it is a major source of income for local and national governments. Between licenses, tags, guns, and ammunition each individual state can pull in millions of dollars from hunters every year. It also talks about the groups that raise money for government programs that are based around bettering the environment for animals and people.
In my initial research I found a few articles that pertained to my subject of how hunting effects the environment. The first article I ground was about an ecology professor from Amherst who likes to hunt on his free time. He talks about the fact that he likes to hunt, and that hunting has a positive effect on the environment. The second article I found was about overpopulation of animals in the wild and that hunting helps with population control.
Encounters with bears happen more often then one may think. Not all bear encounters end in an attack, sometimes people may not even know that they have come across a bear. In researching this topic I have found what to do, and what not to do in case of running into a bear.
I am junior at Burke High School and I am actively involved in JROTC. I intend on graduating high school and enlisting in the Nebraka National Guard. I plan on becoming an Human Intelligence Officer(HUMINT) for the Army and after I retire from the Army, desire to join the CIA or the NSA.
Have you ever tried to hunt for food and make a living in the winter? Well, Rawbones and Capu and their family and friends have to deal this way until winter stops and spring starts to come.
One of the most interesting dangerous moments in the book Julie’s Wolf Pack by Jean Craighead George was when they had to survive in the cold and see Rawbones own wife Sliver die. How did she die and what happened to her babies is a mystery that can be only solved by reading the book.