The Game Commission and state biologists instead get to be stewards of nature thanks to nearly all of its $120,000,000 in funding coming from licenses like deer hunting.Though western elites decry hunting, especially \"trophy\" hunting, its environmental and social benefits are clear. A new analysis of over 1,000 studies from 1953 to 2020 found that in areas where data are kept, the benefits of recreational hunting are overwhelming. The World Wildlife Fund concedes that even for threatened species \"scientific evidence has shown that trophy hunting can be an effective conservation tool as part of a broad mix of strategies. \"The need for such evidence is urgent given declining numbers of recreational hunters in some regions and increasing opposition to trophy hunting in others. \": 'Consequences of recreational hunting for biodiversity conservation and livelihoods', Enrico Di Minin, Hayley S. Clements, Ricardo A. Correia, Anna Hausmann, Ritwik Kulkarni, Corey J.A.