Letter: Let’s reduce hunting licenses | PostIndependent.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Letter: Let’s reduce hunting licenses

In response to Mr. Talbott’s letter about destructive predators, while I am a self-described animal lover I realize that I don’t have the right to decide which ones get to live, die or what purpose they serve in the natural food chain — natural being nature, which we as humans tend to disrupt.

I did a little research on mountain lions and read that they can take one deer every nine to 12 days. Talbott’s claim of one deer/week is a little high. Plus, they also rely on smaller animals to fill any void.

As far as bears, I’m having a hard time imagining a bear chasing down a deer or being stealth enough to sneak up on it.

Put a bounty on lions, bears and coyotes. Really? Availability of animals (deer) to be hunted therefore satisfying numbers of hunting licenses/money is what I suspect is at the heart of the predator reduction. How about if we reduce the numbers of licenses for a few years? That would require some hunters to sacrifice a deer tag for maybe a year or two or three. Probably won’t happen.

Kathy Miller
Silt


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User