The Importance Of Animal Studies

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`GENERAL INTRODUCTION Animal studies is not just about studying animals behavioural characteristics but also the interactions and interrelationships that occur between different species and different individuals within the same species. Their social dynamics is of great importance as this is one of the most important factors influencing their stocking density. With this information aspects such as their population control or growth can be manipulated. Depending on the business of the game farm or game reserve the stocking rates are manipulated to try produce the greatest financial yields possible but without being detrimental to the veld. Factors such as animal population dynamics, social structures, breeding percentage, dietary and habitat requirements, habitat minimum space requirements, species stocking densities and social population sizes are key factors involved in Animal studies. An example for hunting farms it is important to maintain a stocking density that promotes and allows for maximum growth and weight for the individual…show more content…
The art of harvesting wild game has been slowly refined over the years from the days of scaring animals to run into traps or nets, to setting traps and snares. The use of compound, crossbows, bow and arrow, to muzzleloaders and muskets though to modern hunting rifles are a key development in the last couple centuries. There are a very wide range of refined rifles of all shapes and sizes, various calibres and functions. The advantage of this modern equipment hand in hand with knowledge and expertise in the field of game ranching can make for a successful business in harvesting of wild game for wild game meat production. Although not a mainstream harvesting weapon the modern compound bow and crossbows have seen incredible development which has enabled almost anyone of any age to be able to go on a legal hunt without the red tape required to get a firearm and

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