Should hunting purely for sport be considered poaching?

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  1. HB Surfer

    HB Surfer Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    It's also often very important to cull a herd that is too big to stop mass starvation and a weakening of a species. I agree on pure sport hunting of most animals and I grew up hunting deer, pheasant, duck, dove, quail, etc... most game birds.
     
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    I don't know where you live but in my state it is illegal to kill ravens; doing so would be poaching. Ravens do pose some danger to livestock but before killing them a person would have to be given special permission from the state game and fish department. There are many legitimate reasons for killing animals in addition to food or livestock protection.
     
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    Not sure what the big deal is about ravens. They are hardly endangered, and in fact, are bordering on overpopulation.

    In the U.S., they've had a 166% increase in the last 40 years or so. (27% increase a decade).
    http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/common-raven-corvus-corax/text
    https://www.inverse.com/article/35922-raven-population-boom-laser-gun-protection
    https://www.audubon.org/news/the-common-raven-boom-rugged-west-isnt-necessarily-good-thing

    IMHO, they probably should be shot (at least in the Mojave Desert, where they've had a 700% increase).
     
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    Ravens should probably be exterminated. They are endangering other birds and wildlife. See above post.

    https://www.audubon.org/news/the-common-raven-boom-rugged-west-isnt-necessarily-good-thing
     
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    Funny I was thinking the same thing about the human animal.
     
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    perdidochas Well-Known Member

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    Ha, ha.
     

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