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Welcome to the Polk State College library guide for hunting research topics. Below you will find suggested books/ebooks and recommended databases. If you need help, click the link for Ask a Librarian.
Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife Associated Recreation by
Publication Date: 2009-04-01
This book looks at The U.S. Department of the Interior which protects and manages the Nation's natural resources and cultural heritage, provides scientific and other information about those resources and honours its trust responsibilities or special commitments to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and affiliated Island Communities. The mission of the Department's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service is responsible for national programs of vital importance to our natural resources, including administration of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs. These two programs provide financial assistance to the States for projects to enhance and protect fish and wildlife resources and to assure their availability to the public for recreational purposes.
Hunting, Fishing, and Environmental Virtue by
Publication Date: 2013-06-01
Do hunting and fishing lead to the development of environmental virtues? This question is at the heart of philosopher Charles List's engaging study, which provides a defense of field sports when they are practiced and understood in an ethical manner. In his argument, List examines the connection between certain activities and the development of virtue in the classical sources, such as Aristotle and Plato. He then explores the work of Aldo Leopold, identifying three key environmental virtues that field sports instill in practitioners in the kind of conservation advocated by Leopold and others. Hunting, Fishing, and Environmental Virtue will appeal to academics interested in the ethical issues surrounding hunting and fishing, professionals in wildlife management, and hunters and anglers interested in conservation.
Publication Date: 2006-09-25
Tracks is a pilgrimage into the wild, beautiful, and lonely places around us. Donald C. Jackson, a professor in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at Mississippi State University, invites the reader to share the trail with him and discover connections to different vistas not only in the South but also in distant lands and on exotic waters. Through the many stories of this avid hunter, fisher, and trapper, Tracks travels into the swamps and wetlands, hills and tundra, forests and jungles, and on rivers, ponds, tropical lagoons, and the sea. Frog gigging adventures reveal the magic of summer nights in the Deep South. Running a trap line for racoons leads to a tiny Mississippi farm on a crystal clear winter night. Duck hunts evoke the mystery of whistling wings at sunrise, a sound that becomes almost sacramental. Big game hunts in Alaska blend with squirrel hunts along the Mississippi River and late afternoon deer hunts on the outskirts of a college town. In the Gulf of Mexico, Jackson explores science and beauty of life at sea on a fisheries research ship. Filled with experiences from decades of teaching, conservation activities, hunting, fishing, and wilderness adventures, Tracks brings into focus the natural thrill of participating fully as part of the chain of life in wild places.
The Three-Minute Outdoorsman: Wild Science from Magnetic Deer to Mumbling Carp by
Publication Date: 2014-04-25
There are days when, if we hunt or fish or watch birds, we just want to be alone with our thoughts. Other times, however, contemplating the great outdoors that contains so many unknowns, we may wish to learn about moaning moose . . . or mumbling carp . . . or magnetic deer. And this is where Robert M. Zink enters the scene. A writer who humorously bridges the gap between esoteric information and nature as we have come to know it, Zink distills the latest news from the world of science into three-minute bursts of irresistible lore for the layman. In these brief, engaging essays readers will discover, for instance, how deer use the earth's magnetic field for orientation; a long-gone tradition of hunting loons in North Carolina; how porcupine quills are advancing new ideas about delivering inoculations; and why deer antlers can model bone regeneration for amputees. How do predator-prey cycles get started? Should we worry about black bear attacks in the woods? Zink has the answers--often to questions we didn't think to ask but wish we had. This is the outdoors at its mysterious best, as the experience of nature and the findings of science combine to educate our sense of wonder and tickle our fancy--to say nothing of our highly unscientific funny bone.
Hunting: philosophy for everyone : in search of the wild life by
Call Number: Polk/Lakeland Circulation (SK14 .H86 2010)
Publication Date: 2010-08-16
Hunting - Philosophy for Everyone presents a collection of readings from academics and non-academics alike that move beyond the ethical justification of hunting to investigate less traditional topics and offer fresh perspectives on why we hunt. The only recent book to explicitly examine the philosophical issues surrounding hunting Shatters many of the stereotypes about hunting, forcing us to rethink the topic Features contributions from a wide range of academic and non-academic sources, including both hunters and non-hunters
Call Number: Polk/Lakeland Circulation (SK14.3 .H88 2008)
Publication Date: 2007-12-10
Does hunting have a place in the twenty-first century? -- Hunting is a natural, ethical, and healthy undertaking / Ward M. Clark -- Hunting is morally permissible only when it is necessary for human survival / Mark Rowlands -- Modern hunters are stewards of wildlife and the environment / Randall L. Eaton -- Hunting is murder / Gary Yourofsky -- Childhood hunting skills make better soldiers / Brian Donlon -- Hunting is recruiting children to slaughter defenseless wildlife / Heidi Prescott -- pt. 2. How have modern technological advances affected hunting? -- Technological advances can improve hunting skills / Jim Zumbo -- Use of high-tech gadgets diminishes hunting skills / Jim Carmichel -- Internet hunting can be a useful application of technology for the disabled / Steven Christian -- Canned and internet hunting are ethically wrong / The Humane Society of the United States -- pt. 3. Is hunting an important part of wildlife maintenance? -- Hunting plays a crucial role in maintaining natural habitats and the environment / Sharon Levy -- Hunting is destructive to the environment, ecology, and biology / Anne Muller, interview by Yong Chau -- Hunting makes significant contributions to wildlife protections / Hal Herring -- Hunting contributes to animal species extinction / Jane Goodall -- Hunting provides an economic motive for maintaining wildlife habitats / Bob Holmes -- Hunting destroys the natural population ratio of the hunted animal / Jeremy Alcorn -- pt. 4. Is hunting a form of cruelty to animals? -- Sport hunting is an unnecessary form of cruelty to animals / People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals -- Sport hunting is not unnecessarily cruel to animals / Mike Lapierre -- Animals have value and are not human resources to be hunted / Cass R. Sunstein -- When done ethically, hunting can be humane / Mary Zeiss Stange -- Humans ought to use nature to serve their own needs / Tibor R. Machan
The fair chase : the epic story of hunting in America by
Call Number: Polk/Lakeland Circulation SK41 .D73 2018
Publication Date: 2018-05-01
An award-winning historian tells the story of hunting in America, showing how this sport has shaped our national identity. From Daniel Boone to Teddy Roosevelt, hunting is one of America's most sacred-but also most fraught-traditions. It was promoted in the 19th century as a way to reconnect "soft" urban Americans with nature and to the legacy of the country's pathfinding heroes. Fair chase, a hunting code of ethics emphasizing fairness, rugged independence, and restraint towards wildlife, emerged as a worldview and gave birth to the conservation movement. But the sport's popularity also caused class, ethnic, and racial divisions, and stirred debate about the treatment of Native Americans and the role of hunting in preparing young men for war. This sweeping and balanced book offers a definitive account of hunting in America. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the evolution of our nation's foundational myths.
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