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Posted 13 December 2007 - 01:13 AM

:angry: http://www.rockymoun...-to-200-a-year/



JUST MORE GOVT WASTE OF RESOURCES. :angry: :angry: :angry:

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 08:16 AM

Hunter's rights Rocky Mountain National Park


This has been going on for some time on how to cull this herd. SCI looks to have contributed to some resolution for local hunters to volunteer their help and the meat is not wasted but donated to the local feed the hungry programs.
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Posted 13 December 2007 - 01:41 PM

The Colo DOW spoke in our behalf as hunters, the Feds wast to $pend mon ey on sharpshooters:


DOW AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION CRITICAL OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK'S ELK MANAGMENT PLAN

The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) and the Colorado Wildlife Commission said Thursday that Rocky Mountain National Park's decision to reduce elk numbers in the park with sharpshooters should rely instead on qualified volunteers.

The park's Final Elk and Vegetation Management Plan will use sharpshooters to kill up to 200 elk a year to reduce the herd of about 3,000 elk to 1,600 to 2,100 animals.

Tom Burke, chairman of the Colorado Wildlife Commission, said qualified volunteers should cull the elk.

The park's elk management plan, including the use of sharpshooters, would cost about $6 million and last for up to 20 years.

The overpopulation of elk in Rocky Mountain National Park has caused habitat damage to certain areas of the park. Hunting isn't allowed in the park, established in 1913.

The DOW and the wildlife commission also oppose parts of the park's plan involving the use of fertility control agents and wolves to thin elk herds. The Colorado Wildlife Commission took a position against those methods last year.

However, Burke praised the management plan for leaving open the option of using qualified volunteers as well as sharpshooters.

“Repeatedly, the Colorado Wildlife Commission has said that we are proponents of using qualified citizen volunteers to assist in managing the elk population in Rocky Mountain National Park,” said Burke.

“Culling 100-200 or less elk a year may not have the impact desired on the current population of 3,000 in Rocky Mountain National Park," he said. "The language in the plan falls short of our expectations.”

He also said fertility control agents and wolves shouldn't be utilized because readily available citizen volunteers could cull the elk.

The Colorado Wildlife Commission is an eleven-member board that sets regulations and policies for hunting, fishing, watchable wildlife, non-game, threatened and endangered species.

The commission adopted a resolution in July of 2006 calling for the use of qualified public volunteers as the appropriate method to achieve the population reduction to the Rocky Mountain National Park elk herd.

“The Division of Wildlife and the Commission worked hard to develop a viable alternative to using federal tax dollars to fund government sharp shooters and wasting the carcasses,” said Burke.

“The plan isn’t reassuring when it comes to addressing our constituents’ concerns pertaining to either of those issues," he said. "We believe we owe it to our constituents to get a stronger commitment from the park staff to use qualified public volunteers to restore a natural balance in the park.”

The resolution is available at:
http://wildlife.stat...06/July2006.htm To reach the resolution, click "Minutes" and scroll to pages 49 and 50.



For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us.
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 11:31 AM

The outrage grows:

http://www.timescall...ory.asp?id=5206


Seems to me this outrage is second only to the invention of cwd by the Univ of Colo. CWD is a man made disease like the ebola virus. It should be called ucwd in honor of Univ of Colo lest they should forget it all began in their poorly run Greeley research facility.
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 08:39 PM

My response from the DOW. There is hope for us hunters yet:



Charlie,

Thank you for your interest in Colorado outdoor activities and taking the time to e-mail us.



We appreciate your support of our position on the Rocky Mountain Park elk culling plans. The DOW is not keeping lists of qualified sharp shooters. I’ve provided a list of Rocky Mountain Park contacts.



Some park contact information that might be helpful for answering your questions:

The RMNP WEB site contact page URL is http://www.nps.gov/romo/contacts.htm

The Final plan WEB site URL is http://www.nps.gov/r...t_plan_feis.htm

Write to

Rocky Mountain National Park
1000 Highway 36
Estes Park, Colorado 80517

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 06:13 PM

Well the leftist tree huggers have prevailed :angry: , they're going to give the RMNP elk birth control pills :o :

http://www.rockymoun...-birth-control/
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