Oregon at crossroads over hunting, fishing February 14, 2015

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Oregon at crossroads over hunting, fishing February 14, 2015 Dalles Chronicle
... Vic Coggins, a retired ODFW district biologist who found himself at ground zero in northeast Oregon's "elk wars" of the 1980s, recalls that agricultural interests wanted elk removed to improve range conditions for livestock... a disproportionate number of commissioners from the livestock industry, flew over Zumwalt Prairie and declared there were too many elk there, and so the commission began issuing tags for what amounted to a wholesale slaughter ...

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