Hunters are some of the biggest contributors to wildlife preservation in the US!
PETA might not believe it, but hunters are also lovers of wildlife. In fact, according to National Geographic, many species of birds might not survive were it not for hunters. Many of them carefully take the wings of birds they have harvested and place them into prepaid envelopes, recording the date and location of the hunt, and then send them to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for scientists to study and determine the age and condition of the animal. Scientists use this data to determine the next year's bag limits for hunters.
Hunters have long been friends to wildlife in fact. Since 1934, hunters have spent $700 million on duck stamps which has added 5.2 million acres of land to the National Refuge System. They also contribute $250 million annually in excise taxes on guns, ammunition, and other equipment.