GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Federal wildlife officials plan to dispatch hunters into forests of the Pacific Northwest starting this fall to shoot one species of owl to protect another that is threatened with extinction.
The lumber industry created the problem and now hunters are supposed to be the fix? There must be a more creative solution. From what I’ve read, even one of the best experts in the field, Eric Forsman, a Wildlife Biologist at the U.S. Forest Service, says it won’t solve the problem. Maybe different size owl houses to provide more habitat? Catch/relocation program? They should hold a brainstorming session with scientists, artists, etc to figure it out…no hunters allowed.