Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Coyote Problem Explained in Montana...This One's For You Wirecutter

The Sierra Club and the U.S. Forest Service were presenting an alternative to Montana ranchers for controlling the coyote population. It seems after years of trapping and shooting coyotes, the Sierra Club had come up with a more "humane" method of dealing with coyotes. The Sierra Club was proposing that the coyotes be trapped alive and the males castrated and thus released without killing them. This was actually proposed by the Sierra Club and USFS.

All of the ranchers thought about this for a minute. Finally an old cowboy- rancher type in the back of the room stood up and said, "Son, I don't think you understand our problem here. These coyotes aren't fucking our sheep, they're eating them." The meeting never really returned to order after that.

I grew up in Montana. Real men look like this.

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