Posts tagged: wildlife control
NUISANCE WILDLIFE — Science is out of the rut and onto a new tactic for dealing with burgeoning deer populations in towns and suburbs where the animals can't be hunted.
A new birth control vaccine for white-tailed deer — a growing nuisance in urban areas for gardens and landscaping — eliminates the dangerous reproductive behavior behind the annual autumn surge in automobile-deer collisions, according to a report in Science Daily.
The vaccine, just becoming commercially available in some U.S. states, was the topic of a report in Denver at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, Science Daily said.
WILDLIFE — Wolves are not bloodless killers, but they can appear to be, according to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Russ Morgan.
Wolf kills can appear perplexing because often they barely have a scratch.
The state’s wolf program coordinator explained why — and much more — during a recent presentation about wolves at a meeting of the Union/Wallowa county chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association. The following story was reported by Dick Mason of the LaGrande Observer.
WILDLIFE — While the Rocky Mountain reigon’s wildlife control agents are forced to focus on wolves, coyotes, grizzly bears, black bears and mountain lions are making a killing on livestock.
“Our wildlife control people spend so much time with wolves that they’re being taken away from the other predators and our ranching industry is getting hammered,” Montana state Sen. Greg Hinkle (R-Thompson Falls) said in a Sunday story by The Helena Independent Record
For example, in Montana:
Read on for more context from the Helena Independent story.