Wildlife Management Practices
Creates habitat for upland birds, small game and some big game. Instead of cultivating right up to the edge of the woods, farmers leave a swath of land around the field to create shelter and food for the wildlife. It is cut every two to three years.
Through the sport of hunting, we can manage the population of the wildlife. Hunting maintains the correct number of specific wildlife for a given amount of habitat or area, and will also provide wildlife biologists with valuable information on species and population numbers in a given area. Using this information, hunting regulations and daily bag limits are determined each year for the duration of the season. Bag Limits are the maximum number of game animals a hunter may harvest in a given day or hunting season. Please check with your local regulations to ensure you are aware of the bag limit for the specific game you are hunting to avoid prosecution and/or fines.
Trapping is a part of our heritage. It is used to harvest certain fur bearing species and is also used in nuisance control of wildlife.
This creates winter feeding areas for wildlife. These plots are small areas planted with a mixture of grasses and clovers in open areas in the woods and on old logging roads.
Private landowners sign contracts agreeing that their land will not be developed.
Wildlife Refuges and Wildlife Management Areas
Government agencies and private landowners purchase land to preserve the natural beauty and the wildlife present in these areas.