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Letter: Will’s recent actions do not bode well for making sensitive decisions

In a recent article (Post Independent, Feb. 11) Perry Will, retiring Colorado Parks and Wildlife Area Supervisor, discusses his knowledge of his district (including the Glenwood area) which according to him should enhance his recent appointment to the State legislature (District 57). Unfortunately, his recent actions do not bode well for making sensitive decisions regarding protection of wildlife and enhancement of our communities. His decimation of mountain lions in the Traver Trail area is not the only example of his legacy.

There were other means of handling mountain lions frequenting such communities, such as use of aversive conditioning used on bears that become habituated to humans (and yes, it would take some real effort) and warning people to take precautions, especially at night. I sometimes jog and bicycle at night and often carry protection (hunting knife or other).

It should go without saying that mountain lions help keep deer numbers in check, fox and bobcats the same for rodents.

Dale Reed,

Glenwood Springs