Sunday, April 8, 2007
Survival of Our Wild Game and Our Heritage
Deer are one of the most curious creatures god has put on this earth. They walk ever so slowly through the woods searching for foods essential for their survival. Sometimes as they walk along they encounter other creatures of the woods which actually help them to stay safe such as the wild turkey and the squirrel. The wild turkey roam the woods and fields in flocks all day scratching up tiny morsels of food and are allot of times accompanied by a herd of deer. Together the deer and the turkey can detect enemies and unsafe areas and sound an alert to the rest of the flock or herd which is known by each other and safer ground is then quickly sought for their survival. Deer and turkey have used this survival technique for thousands of years very effectively not only against their predators (wild animals ) but even against man (or woman ) . Deer have many senses which allow them to survive with great ease but sometimes allow them to be taken to great peril less tragedies and certain death. Deer have many enemies but perhaps of all their enemies humans are their biggest threat to their survival. Humans have the technology to take deer at great distances now and are destroying large plots and acreages of land that is essential to the survival of deer in some areas of our world today. There are however a great many of organizations and groups of individuals out there today that are trying to save and manage the deer herds for the future of our society and our heritage. This is not only happening to our deer herds but to many of our wild animals such as the Elk, Wolves, Turkey, Bison and many exotic animals as well. Thanks to the growing number of concerned people, some of which do not even hunt these animals but enjoy their beauty in the wild, we will hopefully have wild game to hunt for years or decades to come. Even though the wildlife agencies govern and protect our wild animals they need our help in doing so and I urge everyone hunting wild game, whether with a bow, gun or camera to support and if possible to join an organization or group in saving and managing any wild game of this beautiful land we have. It's up to everyone to ensure our heritage is carried on for years to come and our lands keep clean for the future generations to enjoy as they grow old as we have.