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Biological Carrying Capacity
By Heidi Coon

Biological carrying capacity
(Deer RARELY exceed it.)
Fact.

What is evident of the ‘over abundance’ hunting myth is that overpopulation of deer is a direct result of killing (hunting) them.
Fact.

Look folks, if deer were to overpopulate an area that couldn’t sustain their numbers, good ol nature will regulate.
Fact.

*…It ain’t like it’s nature’s first day on the job…*
Fact.

When humans interfere with nature (deer hunting) is when over population becomes an ‘issue’. Fact.

Wildlife management/State agencies incentive is revenue generated from selling licenses.
Fact.

Forests are clear-cut to create ideal deer habitats to provide hunting opportunities, which, you guessed it, helps sell more licenses.
Fact.

Clear-cutting areas significantly increases deer numbers, AND is destructive to the environment.
Fact.
Deer are treated as commodities… ‘resources’ that are exploited for pleasure, & monetary gain.
Fact.

F&G, fuddspeak, & state agencies refer to deer killing as ‘harvesting’….as though they’re fields of wheat. Deer are sentient beings that are objectified, & reduced to the same status as crops.
Fact.

Deer season gun/bow crosshairs hone in on mature males with big racks. No scrawny deer.
Fact.

Each individual buck mates with SEVERAL doe, which makes a lot of fawns. This throws deer herds out of whack. How? Doe produce, at least, 1 fawn. However, over half (67%) of mature does produce twins.
Fact.

Hunting creates more deer.
Fact.

Doe and Fawns

©Heidi Coon, 2021

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