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Unformatted text preview: America is so young and the people who immigrated over here didn’t have the things we have today. The early Americans were naïve and weren’t worried about the wildlife population I think. The circumstances were so very different. They had to hunt, grow, or barter the things they needed. They exploited it when they realized how much wealth they could get from pelts of animals. Today, we can go to a grocery store and buy whatever we need. Most people have no idea how to survive in the wild. We just love to appreciate and have come to worry about wildlife because it is crucial to our existence. We also can replenish the wildlife to an extent by regulating it. Back then, the Americans did not have the tools to measure the amount of damage they were doing. The most surprising thing I learned about wildlife in America was the story of the passenger pigeon. I actually had never heard of the bird before. I have heard of a pigeon of course, but not this particular one....
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- Spring '10
- Duck, Columbidae, Lead shot