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A few years ago, I leased bird-hunting rights on a very large tract in E Oregon. On one occasion, our dogs treed a cougar. There were no livestock around, only deer and birds, as we did not hunt on land being actively grazed. Nevertheless, after the rancher learned of this event, the cougar was shot by the next night, and we had been asked to "shoot on sight" the next time, and shoot hawks too. This seemed to be the general attitude of the local community re any predator. I don't think it would be any different if there is permission to deal with wolves by lethal means, especially when nobody is looking.
posted 4 years ago
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