Council for all wildlife

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The depredation issue

Wildlife Board member, Mike King, again requested, as he had at the July 5 meeting, that there be two votes to consider separately the two issues of crop depredation and the crow hunt. This time the two rules were voted on separately. Adding crows to the list of species that can be killed by farmers if their crops are being damaged was accepted unanimously by the Wildlife Board. On the crow hunt vote, Mike King and Bill Fenimore, were the two who voted against the crow hunt.

Two incidents of crop depredation in Utah had been originally cited by the Wildlife Board and by DWR. One of the speakers, who had researched the topic, was able to uncover a total of seven incidents of crop depredation in the state of Utah – which still seems an inadequate number to…

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