Volunteer shooters wanted to thin Grand Canyon bison herd
The National Park Service plans to thin a herd of bison in the Grand Canyon through roundups and by seeking volunteers who are physically fit and proficient with a gun to kill the animals that increasingly are damaging park resources.
Some bison would be shipped out of the area and others legally hunted on the adjacent forest. Within the Grand Canyon, shooters would be selected through a lottery to help bring the number of bison roaming the far northern reaches of the park to no more than 200 within three to five years.
About 600 of the animals now live in the region, and biologists say the bison numbers could hit 1,500 within 10 years if left uncontrolled.
If hunting bison in the Grand Canyon sounds like fun…this article from the Denver Post may interest you: http://www.denverpost.com/2017/09/11/grand-canyon-bison-herd-thinning/
(photo via TakePart and story forwarded by Tom Watson)