McCracken: Cougars Are Not to Blame for Low Elk Numbers

From: La Grande Observer

“In order to keep both elk hunters and ranchers happy, ODFW has shifted the blame for low elk numbers onto cougar predation rather than agency mismanagement. For those curious about what happens when university research finds and publishes information that conflicts with industry profits, Google Rod Weilgus University of Washington. Then join me in supporting PEER, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. Honest wildlife management is long overdue and will certainly challenge long held cultural beliefs and priorities.”

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