We’ve all experienced anti-hunter hate. Well, here are five arguments you can use when faced with the haters.
1. President Theodore Roosevelt was an avid hunter, and he founded our national forests and grasslands.
In doing so, he put in place a system to protect 230 million acres of wildlife as well as a great place for people to explore and enjoy.
Anti-hunters, you reap the hard work of a hunter.
2. The tax on guns, ammo, bows, and arrows brings in $371 million a year for conservation.
As you probably know, there’s an 11-percent tax on hunting equipment. That tax helps generate money that goes directly toward conservation (like those national forests Roosevelt created).
You’re welcome, anti-hunters, for conserving your earth, its ecosystem, and its animals.
3. Hunting supports 680,000 jobs.
That’s right — because of hunters, there are wardens and biologists, as well as people who serve hunters like waitresses and waiters. According to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, hunting creates over half a million jobs in America.
Who supports their country more now, anti-hunters?
4. The number of elk, whitetails, turkeys, and ducks have increased because of hunting.
In the past 100 years, these species have gone from thousands to millions, mainly because of hunters and the programs they fund. Many of the animals that abound today would have all but disappeared if it weren’t for hunters.
The next time an anti-hunter says your killing all the animals, bring up this fact.
5. Hunters pay $796 million a year toward conservation programs.
Because of state licenses and fees, $796 million of hunters’ money goes right to conservation programs.
So, anything you’d like to say, anti-hunters?
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