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Why Hunting Always Matters

NRA
Author(s): 
Shane P. Mahoney

Since our beginnings as a species, we have relied directly upon wild creatures for our survival. To sustain our lives and communities, it was inescapable that, like all natural phenomena, human beings would engage directly in the life-and-death struggles that mark the essential are irreversible truth of existence.  Perhaps the great American mythologist, Joseph Campbell, put it best when he was asked about what he considered the most basic element of our existence to be.  His reply: Flesh eats flesh! There is no escaping this fundamental natural law.

The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation

The Wildlife Society
Author(s): 
Organ, J.F., S.P. Mahoney, V. Geist, S. Williams, P.R. Krausman, G.R. Batcheller, T.A. Decker, R. Carmichael, P. Nanjappa, R. Regan, R.A. Medellin, R. Cantu, R.E. McCabe, S. Craven, G.M. Vecellio, and D.J. Decker.

The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation is a set of principles that, collectively applied, has led to the form, function, and successes of wildlife conservation and management in the United States and Canada. This technical review documents the history and development of these principles, and evaluates current and potential future challenges to their application. Describing the Model as North American is done in a conceptual, not a geographical, context. Wildlife conservation and management in Mexico developed at a different time and under different circumstances than in the U.S.

Management of Large Mammalian Carnivores in North America

The Wildlife Society
Author(s): 
Peek, J., B. Dale, H. Hristienko, L. Kantar, K. A. Loyd, C. Miller, S.P. Mahoney, D. Murray, L. Olver, and C. Soulliere

This technical review focuses on the management of large mammalian carnivores and their associated impacts on prey populations and public perception across North America. Management of large mammalian carnivores involves finding a balance between maintaining viable carnivore populations, safeguarding human welfare and property, and satisfying the needs of stakeholders in a cost-effective manner. Human expansion into carnivore habitat has been a major cause of increased conflict and mortality for predators. Societal attitudes towards these species are complex and variable.