Better planning on relocation plans is probably needed
I cringed at this quote. Was it really hard to predict that, if you condition a bunch of sheep to come to a bait pile, the predators would follow? I think my shoe size is higher than the average IQ at the CPW. SMH.
I hope is was a cherry picked partial quote. Because that’s the definition of dumb.
Here's the entire quote. No less dumb in its entirety.
I didn’t know mountain lions were pack animals. Learn something new everyday.....
I wonder how much of our hunting license dollars where wasted on this fiasco?
I’m a big proponent of sheep projects as a resident of the state with the most wild sheep in the lower 48 which is a result of the hard work of our game department and volunteer orgs such as NBU but the comment by the biologist(s) is disappointing at best. Lions were being lions and doing what any of us hunters would be doing in the same situation and that biologist stating that wild animals being unpredictable is what everyone is criticizing, not the effort of the transplant.
I don't know, it just seems to me that this outcome could have easily been avoided with a little foresight. Like Tilzbow said, I'm all for the program, I'm just disappointed by the execution.
Yes...and so's the weather. So what do you do? You PREPARE for it!
I can only imagine what everyone here would say if they had one die while being captured and released.
I’ve been on one of these operations and there’s no perfect way to do it. Just be glad they are trying to put more hunt-able sheep populations on the mountain.