In today’s society there are many different opinions about many different topics. There always seems to be the person or group of people who find one person’s great idea terrible for all man-kind. It is one person’s word against another and it almost never ceases to end. One debate that has been brought up in recent history is the laws and boundaries of hunting. Many nature enthusiasts love nothing more than to contribute in a positive manner to the environment by harvesting an animal by themselves. It gives a sense of pride while being rewarded. Meanwhile it is also one step in controlling a species population. On the other hand, there are the people that would be pleased to see hunting abolished because all they see is the killing of defenseless animals. These stances can be justified in certain instances at all times. The purpose of this is to shed some light on the actual impacts of the hunting industry people may not be aware of. The impacts hunting has on society, the impacts it has on the environment, and the impacts it has on the economy. After close evaluation, speculations on what is right and wrong will hopefully be somewhat more qualified.
Impacting the society of America and the world in general is the hunting and outdoor industry. There has been a lot of involvement by various people as of late in this aspect of activities. In 2006 the United States Fishing and Wildlife service reported that more than 87 million people participated in wildlife-associated recreational activities. (Brasher, 2010) Along with the millions that already stay active, there are many many services and organizations that dedicate themselves to getting more people be involved with hunting and other outdoor interactions. There is a Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act, commonly called Pittman-Robertson Act, which provides aid for wildlife habitat, introducing wildlife, conducting research, and educating hunters passed by congress in 1937 (Brasher,