Bill Would Legalize Mountain Lion Trapping February 6, 2016 Wyoming,

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Bill Would Legalize Mountain Lion Trapping February 6, 2016 Wyoming, Wyoming Public Media
...Newcastle Representative Hans Hunt is one of the bill’s sponsors. He says sportsmen and ranchers complain that mountain lions are hurting mule deer populations...

Wyoming’s Proposed Mountain Lion Trapping Bill Contradicts Science February 7, 2016 National Geographic Society 
... this bill was introduced to provide “additional tools” to reverse recent mule deer population declines, a valuable game species for Wyoming residents. In reality, the connection between mountain lions and mule deer population declines is tenuous at best. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has openly shared that mule deer declines are largely the result of other factors, including habitat loss and disruption to migration corridors. ...

Wyoming won't legalize mountain lion trapping February 11, 2016 Reveal
... The vote occurred against a backdrop of growing concern about the grisly and unintended consequences of trapping, which has injured and killed dozens of species by mistake in recent years, as Reveal reported last month...state Rep. Jim Allen and others who pitched it as a way to help increase mule deer numbers...

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