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Know the West

‘Prop up that bear’s head, Karl’


Although they were painful to look at, I am glad you put the photographs of glory-hungry hunters posing with the animals they killed in the June 25 issue. New conservationists indeed! Their motives are those of Layne Bangerter, who, as natural resources advisor to Idaho’s governor, claims it is normal to “want animals to hunt, fish and trap.” With the fox guarding the hen house, there is little hope for the survival of many forms of wildlife in Idaho.

Thomas R. Thompson
Santa Fe, New Mexico