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The Sierra Club and the U. S. Forest Service were presenting an alternative to the Wyoming ranchers for controlling the coyote population.


It seems that after years of the ranchers using the tried and true method of shooting or trapping the predators, the Sierra Club had a "more humane" solution to this issue.


What they were proposing was for the animals to be captured alive. The males would then be castrated and let loose again.


This was ACTUALLY proposed by the Sierra Club and by the U. S. Forest Service. All of the ranchers thought about this amazing idea for a couple of minutes.


Finally an old fellow wearing a big cowboy hat in the back of the conference room stood up, tipped his hat back and said,
"Son, I don't think you understand our problem here. These coyotes ain't f____in' our sheep; they're eatin' 'em!"
The meeting never really got back to order
 

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Many of you are to young to know, but back in the 1950's 1960's ranchers out west set cyanide guns. The yote would trip the set and get a face full of non-persistent cyanide. The yote would die with in minutes. Some of the old Bask sheep herders also died due to these. They worked well,but were outlawed. Every once in a while you use to hear of someone get it from a gas gun. I did hear of a ranch hand in west Texas using one to get illegal border crossers.
 

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That's rough. I bet it did work but you better hope you know where they are all set up and hope kids don't trespass....
 

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I agree. I would be if put in that position. A person can only deal with so much "stupid" before they tip their hat back and say what they're really thinking. My "stupid" limit isn't very high. Lol!
 
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