A little over a month after a bill to allow the trapping of mountain lions failed in the state legislature, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMGF) announced yesterday that it was going to place leg-hold snares in several canyons near the community of Los Alamos to capture a lion they claim killed two dogs.
A spokesperson for NMGF, justified the Department's actions with the . . .
Yesterday, in a sign of karmic fate, San Mateo played host to a 15 hour-long game of hide-and-go-seek between the San Mateo Police Department and a young, dispersing mountain lion.
The male lion, weighing approximately 60 to 80 lbs. was first spotted by San Mateo residents around 4:30 a.m. near the corner of Avila Road and South El Camino Real. Responding police officers spotted the . . .
Claiming that "this bill is driven by the landowners," State Representative Dallas Heard of Roseburg, has proposed legislation wending its way through the Oregon state legislature that would allow landowners to petition counties to establish special tax districts in which properties would be assessed up to $1 an acre to raise funds for predator control conducted by USDA's Wildlife . . .
Declaring that he won't approve any partisan bills, Representative Brad Witt, the Chairman of the Oregon House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources announced the death knell of three wildlife bills last week.
The first two, HB 2050 and HB 3515 were of an anti-wildlife nature.
House Bill 2050 bill would have allowed individual counties to ignore the restrictions in . . .