The model of wildlife conservation that evolved in the late 19th and early 20th centuries—known as the North American Wildlife Conservation Model—has proven to be so successful that many areas now confront an overabundance of game species, a costly problem that cannot be easily addressed under the model as it is currently understood. This essay shows that wildlife managers can restore biological balance without species endangerment by fully or partially re-commercializing wild game meat.

Robert E. Wright is a Senior Research Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research.
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Other Independent Review articles by Robert E. Wright
Fall 2023 The Big Myth: How American Business Taught Us to Loathe Government and Love the Free Market
Spring 2022 Cronyism: Liberty vs. Power in America, 1607–1849
Winter 2020/21 Liberty Befits All: Stowe and Uncle Tom’s Cabin
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