Colorado Considering Sportsmen
In a follow up to an earlier Crosshairs story on elk kills in the Rocky Mountain National Park (5-26-06), Colorado officials are now debating the use of sportsmen to help thin herds on Federal land. Hunting by sportsmen is not legally allowed on Park lands but the state is looking into the idea of using sportsmen as agents of the state Division of Wildlife in order to accomplish its goals. According to some estimates, this would save the state $18 million dollars. The state is also working with its federal congressional delegation to change the law prohibiting the use of sportsmen on federal lands if the efforts are designed to help the overall management and conservation of the species. We will keep you posted. (Source: Denver Post)
We all agreed this is a better answer than hired sharp shooters. Question is did any of our HR folks write a letter in response to this issue? If so it is working - keep it up. You might be taking elk off their park lands. ;)
Edited by Rowdy Yates, 04 August 2006 - 02:24 PM.