As I said previously. That old crap spouted by hunters how they're so integral to ecology is an outdated joke. Almost all species are in decline and if they're not it's because of up chain predator numbers having their habitat destroyed or they've been preyed upon by heros with guns. See the Grizzly Bear. Obviously this works in reverse, see the Salmon/Orca relationship.
I wish hunters would just have the guts to say they like killing things. It's hilarious that they think they're doing a service to nature when humans have only been killing wildlife on a large scale for a couple hundred years. The fucking arrogance is astounding. Yeah guys, the evolutionary timescale of nature is now totally reliant on you shooting wildlife to maintain a healthy ecosystem. It was totally fucked for the 200 million years before you arrived to save the day.
You know what?
You're right….my way of doing things is way off and outdated.
So here's what we'll do.
First we'll clear huge tracts of land in North America's grasslands and plant the specific grains and grasses we want so we can make feed and good silage. We're gonna have to dose the crap out of it with pesticides and fertilizers though,cause this stuff doesn't normally grow here. Some of it will leach into the water tables, but we're not here for water are we buddy? Speaking of water, we're gonna have to irrigate the crap out of it to make sure it grows real nice….hope none of the creeks I always see the wildlife drinking from dry up!
Next we'll clear some more land to make what I'll call "feedlots"….we're gonna need a lot of land….and some more water I guess….get us some more pumps,will ya?
Now we'll need to selective breed and inbreed some cattle over and over unitl we get a few million of them going. We're gonna have to keep doing this thousands of times a day, and they're not gonna fuck themselves,so get to it!
Dont forget to keep up on their antibiotics , vitamin, mineral and growth hormone shots….were gonna need that stuff by the tanker load!
By the way….dont let your kids or dogs near that stream running off of the feedlot down to the river. On second thought, dont go near the river either….all that hormone,urine, feces and pesticide laden runoff is toxic.
We'll make some nice steaks though!