Poachers can do more harm than wolves February 29, 2012 California

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Poachers can do more harm than wolves February 29, 2012 California, Idaho Mountain Express and Guide, Bill Pereira 

... I had the opportunity to manage a large cattle operation high in the mountains overlooking Carmel Valley, Calif. Coastal blacktail deer were everywhere ... As time went by ... the number of deer on the ranch seemed to decline rapidly... The poacher killed indiscriminately ... Let's not blame the deer and elk population declines on wolves when poaching could be the culprit. Give Fish and Game the resources to aggressively pursue poachers ... 


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