Throughout these blog posts, we like to discuss the importance of hunting in a variety of different ways. How it establishes an intimate connection between the hunter and the land; how it is one of the only ways to embrace what it truly means to be a citizen of the state of Pennsylvania; and lastly (but perhaps the most important) is that it helps us maintain balance in the ecosystem.
Hunting is, it seems, all over the map nowadays. There is good press about it and, unfortunately, a fair amount of bad press, as we saw with the American dentist over in Africa. At Tioga Boar Hunting, we feel it is necessary to counteract this by educating the public on healthy hunting habits, like what we are seeing over in Siberia. Yes, that Siberia, where there is a concerted effort on the part of hunters to save reindeer, as discussed in Al Jazeera America.
They report, “In Siberia, wolves are killing reindeer by the thousands, pushing the government to create a bounty system to limit the wolf population. Reindeers are a central part of life to the indigenous Evenki, and their hunters have taken up the call to cull the predators.”
Hunters worldwide understand the importance of maintaining that ecosystem balance. No one animal should completely dominate the wilds. If that is the case, it will undoubtedly throw things off balance. That being said, it is the responsibility of each and every hunter to do his or her part to create balance. We’re glad that hunters in Siberia are doing their part.