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Craig Roepke on Let's Put a Bounty on Stupid

Ben Long | Apr 04, 2012 01:00 PM
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My brothers and I inherited the family farm on the Upper Peninsula not far from Lake Superior. In my younger years, I remember coyotes following [...]

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Steve Snyder on Let's Put a Bounty on Stupid

Ben Long | Apr 04, 2012 01:00 PM
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I have to weigh in on the "philosophical," or ecological side. More and more studies are showing an overabundance of large prey species throughout the [...]

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Ben Long on Let's Put a Bounty on Stupid

Ben Long | Apr 04, 2012 01:00 PM
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Yup. Money down a rathole. I look at it this way: there are philosophical arguments and there are practical arguments. We can disagree on the [...]

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Deb Dedon on Let's Put a Bounty on Stupid

Ben Long | Apr 04, 2012 01:00 PM
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Trying to eradicate coyotes is just pissing into the wind. They're smart, they learn fast. Imagine what we're teaching them.

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Bill Gore on Let's Put a Bounty on Stupid

Ben Long | Apr 04, 2012 01:00 PM
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On another note, I forgot to add that Indians throughout the West consider it very very unlucky, wrong and spiritually dirty to harm a coyote [...]

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Bill Gore on Let's Put a Bounty on Stupid

Ben Long | Apr 04, 2012 01:00 PM
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The crux of the issue for me, whether it is specifically predator control or larger issues of range management and land use planning, is that [...]

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Robert L Short on Let's Put a Bounty on Stupid

Ben Long | Apr 04, 2012 01:00 PM
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Worst or nastiest thing I ever saw was the introduction of red mange by either the gov't or cattleman's association along the "lapland" of Kansas [...]

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Tim Baker on Let's Put a Bounty on Stupid

Ben Long | Apr 04, 2012 01:00 PM
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Wildlife populations are complicated things and predator/prey relationships more so in the context of drastically modified anthropogenic environments. Simplistic pronouncements and policies like the one [...]

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Robb Cadwell on Let's Put a Bounty on Stupid

Ben Long | Apr 04, 2012 01:00 PM
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Often when I'm trying to understand a wildlife issue I read Aldo Leopold, his chapter on predator control at 23 pages is as relevant today [...]

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Ben Long on Let's Put a Bounty on Stupid

Ben Long | Apr 04, 2012 01:00 PM
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Here's what Carter said on our Facebook exchange: "I've worked in the predator control profession for over 30 years and I can assure anyone who [...]

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