Portion of growing lion population could face unlimited hunting July 8, 2012 Wyoming

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Portion of growing lion population could face unlimited hunting July 8, 2012 Wyoming, Casper Star-Tribune Online 
... Ranchers, motels, restaurants and guides rely in part on the Black Hills deer herds for profit during hunting season, said Sen. Ogden Driskill, R-Devils Tower. Numbers are declining, and fingers point to mountain lions... Mountain lions aren’t causing the deer decline, said Joe Sandrini, a Game and Fish biologist in Newcastle. But they’re not helping it, either. Studies show when a prey population declines, it is more susceptible to predators. “Reducing predators can bump deer numbers up,” ... 


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