How hunting cougars can harm Utah’s eco-systems

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In an August 21, 2015 letter to the Utah Wildlife Board, on the draft cougar management plan, Kirk Robinson, Founder and CEO of Western Wildlife Conservancy, has written that the plan allows for the killing of too many cougars.

His letter to the Wildlife Board has been written ahead of the meeting to be held on August 27, 2015, at 9 am, at the Department of Natural Resources Auditorium, 1594 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. The meeting, which will discuss the draft cougar management plan, is open to the public. Please attend if you can, or write to the Utah Wildlife Board to express your views (politely). (Please see below for the email address.)

Kirk Robinson writes that the numbers of cougars being killed in Utah have been “slowly creeping upward over the last several years.”

The average age of cougars left in the wild is now…

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