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TROPHY HUNTING

RESEARCH DONE BY ZAC WOOD


WHAT IS HUNTING? WHAT IS TROPHY
HUNTING?
Definition of Trophy Hunting: Definition of Hunting:
Trophy hunting is the selective hunting of
wild game for human recreation. The trophy the activity of hunting wild
is the animal or part of the animal kept, and
usually displayed, to represent the success
animals or game, especially for
of the hunt. The primary game sought is food or sport. Definition pulled from
usually the oldest and most mature animal dictionary.com
from a given population. Definition pulled from
Wikipedia.com

Simplified version:
Hunting of a mature male animal. Who
are infertile, cranky and dangerous.
They usually hurting the population of
the species.
WHAT DOES A REGULAR HUNTING ANIMAL LOOK
LIKE VERSUS A TROPHY HUNTING ANIMAL?
TROPHY ANIMAL: REGULAR ANIMAL:
TROPHY CARIBOU REGULAR CARIBOU

The difference between these two caribou is the fact that the one on the LEFT is
older, has a much larger rack and has a lot more meat on his bones, making him more
desirable than the one on the RIGHT which is smaller and has less meat.
HISTORY OF HUNTING
PAST PRESENT DAY
Pre-Civilization Humans
Hunted with spears, rocks and early versions of bows. Early man
Today hunting and fishing are very
hunted for food, clothing and survival from predators(Blain).
regulated by the government with
Middle ages
This was the first time in history we ever saw restrictions on hunting
the creation of Division of Natural
and hunting for sport. Some of the restrictions on hunting were no
hunting on the kings lands, if you were caught on the kings land you resources for every state. Each state
tried for stealing from the king which is the earliest version of
poaching. For the surfs hunting was only for survival. Now the rich
and nobility hunted for sport, they hunted deer, foxes, or boar for
has there own set of rules when it
the enjoyment of hunting(Blain).
comes to hunting. One of the major
Post-modern age
With the invention of the gun, the world of hunting became
things is the fact that you need a
completely changed. The gun made hunting easier, and with the
new world being found; hunting for food, fur and sport went on the license to hunt and a tag to go with
rise. But with invention large farms to raise animals for food; hunting
became a past time for people instead of something for survival. the license. Also most states have an
With the gun changing from a hand canon to a musket then to a bolt
action and lever action rifles, hunting started to become specialized
for certain animals(Blain).
age restriction on when you can hunt
big game animals or small animals.
HUNTING VS POACHING

HUNTERS POACHERS
Definition of poach:
What are hunters
to trespass, especially on another's game preserve,
Hunter are people who hunt animals in order to steal animals or to hunt. Definition pulled
from dictionary.com
most of the time for sport; they follow
the regulations set out by the What are poachers
government. The state governments They are people who are criminals hunt animals all
over the world just for there ivory, Ivory is an
tells the hunters when they can hunt in animals horn or tusk, or pelts . According to Gwynn
the year, where they can and what they Gilford in her article called: Why does a rhino
horn cost $300,000? Because Vietnam thinks it cures
can. They also have to buy a tag to cancer and hangovers she says Poachers are
hunt the animal that the hunter wishes organized, theyre ruthless, and they are decimating
animal populations. In some countries, rhino horn is
to hunt, like deer, elk and moose. All believed to cure cancer and even hangovers, and
of this is controlled by the DNR or sells for up to $45,000 a pound. Thats more than
gold or cocaine this means that there are entire
Department Of Natural Resources, organizations that are working on just killing
which has a sub-department for animals for just one piece of animal and the rest of
the animals goes to waste.
wildlife
THIS IS WHAT POACHING
LOOKS LIKE

Oftentimes, poachers saw off the


rhinos' horns while they're still
alive, leaving them to bleed to
death, this rhinoceros killed by
poachers in Karbi hills, near Indias
Kaziranga National park.

This just goes to show how the


affects of poaching can destroy the
population of many animals. Either
it be in another country or in ours.
WHY IS TROPHY HUNTING GOOD? WHY IS IT
BAD?
GOOD BAD
It stops illegal hunting Competition with citizen hunting
With the use of scouts hidden in villages and
villagers it makes it harder for poacher to kill their Fight between citizen and foreign
animals (Lindsey).
hunters for the trophy animals
It brings in money for the reservation
For example: Tanzanian National Park received Corruption
US$10.5million/year just from hunting (Lindsey).

Can be used for animal control


selling only to famous rich people
Crop raiders and livestock killers, like coyotes, Over shooting the animals
water buffalo and wolves, are usually killed by
farmers which are considered revenge killings for
lost livestock and/or lost crops. Instead the Inadequate regulations on hunting
government sell these hunts sometimes for more
money than usual even though they might not be Lack of training and professionalism
trophy animals because the money goes to the
farmer (Lindsey).
among operations
TROPHY HUNTED ANIMALS
Here are some examples
HOGZILLA

Stats:
Height:
7 to 8 feet long
Weight:
800+ pounds
Where it was killed:
Alapaha, Ga
SPIDER BULL

Stats:
Cost of tag:
$100,000 USD
Rack size:
488 inches
Killed by :
Team Mossback
Killed in:
Utah
WORK CITED
Brief History Of Hunting. Old-Timey Sportsmen, https://oldtimeysportsmen.com/pages/history-of-hunting
Blain, Rebecca. The Evolution of Man - The History of Hunting. Ezine Articles, 9 September 2005,
http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Evolution-of-Man---The-History-of-Hunting&id=25107
Hogzilla., Wikipedia, 14 June 2007 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hogzilla
Guilford, Gwynn. Why Does a Rhino Horn Cost $300,000? Because Vietnam Thinks It Cures Cancer and Hangovers.
The Atlantic, Atlantic Media Group, 15 May 2013. www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/05/why-does-a-rhino-
horn-cost-300-000-because-vietnam-thinks-it-cures-cancer-and-hangovers/275881/
Lindsey, P. A.,. Economic and conservation significance of the trophy hunting industry in sub-Saharan Africa.,
Biological Conservation 134.4 (2007), P. A. Roulet, and S. S. Romanach, Elservier, 27 October 2006, pp.455-469.
http://www.africanwildlifeconservationfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Economic-and-conservation-
significance.pdf
Paulson, Kevin. Spider Bull-Utah New World Recorded. Hunting life, 8 December 2008,
https://huntinglife.com/spider-bull-utah-new-world-record/