Hunter Education History, Hunter Responsibility and Wildlife Management

In this class students learn a brief history of Hunter Education, Hunting Heritage, a Hunter’s Responsibility, and Wildlife Management. It is one thing to become a hunter, but it is knowing; why we hunt, where hunting came from, and hunting ethically and responsibly that makes the difference.

Key Topics

· Why Hunter Education?

· Hunter Education Funding Sources

· Why Do We Have Hunting Laws?

· Hunter Ethics

· The Five Stages of Hunter Development

· Wildlife Conservation

· Wildlife Management and Conservation Principles

· Wildlife Identification

 

Objectives

The Student should be able to…

· state the purpose of hunter education

· give two reasons why hunter education is important

· name five sources of hunter education funding

· name three hunting-related projects for which the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration funds are used

· describe the behavior of a responsible hunter

· give three examples of how you can be involved in making hunting a respected sport

· give five reasons why we have hunting laws

· identify opportunities to go hunting on public and private lands

· state how the “father of wildlife management” defined ethical behavior

· describe how responsible and ethical hunters show respect for natural resources

· describe how responsible and ethical hunters show respect for other hunters, landowners, and non-hunters

· list and describe the five stages of hunter development

· give three examples of what you can do to be involved in making hunting a respected sport

· define wildlife conservation and how it differs from preservation

· list the five essential elements for wildlife habitat

· define carrying capacity

· list the factors that limit wildlife populations

· explain the role of hunting in wildlife conservation

· give five examples of wildlife management practices and explain how each helps conserve wildlife populations

· list the five groups commonly used to divide wildlife

· explain why the correct identification of wildlife is crucial for hunting

· give one example of a large mammal and some of its distinguishing features

· tell where to find more information on identifying characteristics, habitat and range of common wildlife species

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