Posted on May 23, 2010 by Tom Darby
Wildlife advocates and hunters are up in arms over a state board’s decision to step up the killing of mountain lions and coyotes to help increase the deer population. Critics say the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners is placing too much emphasis on predator control and ignoring the recommendations of staff biologists and county advisory boards.
(Actually, I think the BLM is doing itself a favor as every dead mt lion or coyote is one that will not kill a ranchers cow that the BLM will have to re-imburse him for. Everyone knows or should know, its all about the ranchers and protecting their cows....and the BLM "minimizing" its losses in paying off the ranchers "predator claims."
See: Predator Killing: $8 Million; The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife "Services" agency spent $8 million in FY 1999 to kill native wildlife that were considered a threat to livestock. (The cost has only gone up since then)
Read More about the Costs of Public Land Ranching; http://www.publiclandsranching.org/htmlres/fs_fiscal_costs.htm
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