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This Instructable is about people that spend more than five minutes in the wilderness and yes some of them are hunters and fishermen.

 Information on wildlife populations, invasive species, endangered species, and biodiversity is important to Environmental Agencies.Other than scientists there are four people that gather the best and most reliable information on wild life, Ornithologists (Ornithologists are Bird watchers), Photographers, Hunters, and Fishermen.

 I will never know where people got the belief hunters and fishermen hate the animals they hunt or fish, but for those that believe this take it from an ex hunter and a fisherman, I don’t hate the animals I hunt and fish. And I do not intend to argue the morals and ethics of culling wild animals from a person that has never spent five minutes in the wilderness or a vegan, because to me plants are living things also.

 Because of the loss of my eyesight, I am not safe hunting with a high powered rifle, so I traded my guns for a camera and I still hunt. I get to do what I love to do, just now if I make a mistake I lose pixels and electrons and no one, animals included gets hurt.

 This photo taken on 29/05/2008 at 11:33 am location Mount Forest Ontario Canada 1 Km Est. of Sligo Rd Est. on Southgate 4 Rd. In it you can clearly identify 1 Snapping Turtle and a number of Eastern Painted Turtles. The down side stats not reported and no tissue samples
TheStudio72 years ago
Good instructable. Something that the "too quick to condemn what they don't understand" crowd may not appreciate. I used to hunt rabbits for my dogs and the stew pot when we were allowed to own guns, rabbits here are a complete pest and have destroyed much natural wildlife.
Love your photos, I used to be a snake wrangler and always wished I had a camera - though its a bit hard to wrangle a deadly and take a photo!!
Josehf Murchison (author)  TheStudio72 years ago
Yea but the only nasty we have here is the Mississauga Rattler and they are rare compared to the Butler Garter. Did you Google what I suggested yesterday?
Surely you mean the Massassauga rattler... there is no such thing as a "Mississauga Rattler". Just saying.

If you'd like to learn about this incredible creature, go to the freedictionary_dot_com (then add) "/massasauga+rattler" without the quotes.
Josehf Murchison (author)  LaserDave2 years ago
Yea I meant the little muck rattler
Lokisgodhi2 years ago
An invasive species may feed gamefish but they also may outproduce a native species the gamefish traditionally fed upon or themselves feed upon another species that did not have as an aggressive a predator.

It's best not to introduce anything into an ecosystem it doesn't belong in.

The problem is that we as humans were so impressed with the fact we could successfully move a species halfway around the globe that we never stopped to think about whether we should be doing it.
Josehf Murchison (author)  Lokisgodhi2 years ago
Did you read the part about the spotted rusty crawfish the fish I had in with the crawfish should have eaten the crawfish not be chased away by them.
rimar20002 years ago
This monday I could see two stained lizard (lagarto overo) at the El Palmar National Park, Colón, Entre Ríos, Argentina.  They are very shy, did not give me time to photograph them.
Josehf Murchison (author)  rimar20002 years ago
Unless they are sunning themselves all reptiles are hard to photograph like this Butlers Garter Snake.
Reptiles are beautiful, like almost all animals.
Fantastic instructable and some very interesting information. I love wildlife photography and filming, I used to enjoy shooting but due to my physical disabilities I can no longer do that. Great work.
Most of the places I go mow is handicapped accessible there are no ten K walks in the wilderness anymore.