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Thread: Hunt, ship, slaughter or sell: Elk Island Park

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    This always seems to happen when do-gooder's get involved in trying to manage wildlife...

    Officials at Elk Island National Park are racing to save the fenced-in park from itself.

    A lack of natural predators has led to ballooning numbers of bison, elk and moose. Without space to roam and few predators, the herds are overgrazing and destroying the forest.

    "If we don't act now and reduce some of these ungulate numbers, the ecosystem won't be sustainable for occurring or future generations," said Dale Kirkland, the park's superintendent.

    Park officials hosted an open house on Thursday to answer questions about overpopulation and possible solutions.

    Based on the most recent aerial census, Elk Island has 140 surplus bison, 250 surplus elk and, within the southern ranges of the park, about 120 surplus moose.
    good read: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmont...deer-1.4142628
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    Tough decision, now just how many needy families would that sustain. Duh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo D View Post
    Tough decision, now just how many needy families would that sustain. Duh!
    Most Gov. Officials would not think of that situation, they have a hard time thinking "outside the box".

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    And we want to kill all the wolves, bears and coyotes!!

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