Why is hunting allowed in National Parks?



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    Hunting is a fairly sustainable practice when it is monitored properly. Every once in a while the population of a species of animals reaches its carrying capacity, then exceeds it. Unfortunately this results in animals starving to death (because humans reduced carnivore populations).

    Recently the Elk population in Rocky Mountain National Park exploded. Rather than have the entire population become emaciated from lack of food and then force them to migrate to lower more uncomfortable climate zones, hunting permits were issued. Last year, Park officials reduced the population and then the venison was auctioned off in a lottery and the heads kept for scientific study.

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