U.S. to reconsider prairie dog status

U.S. to reconsider prairie dog status. By Clair Johnson. Billings Gazette.

Once again there is more endangered species fallout from the corrupt reign of Jule MacDonald’s period as a Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Department of Interior. A status review will begin for the white tailed prairie dog.

One Response to “U.S. to reconsider prairie dog status”

  1. Cowboy the Cat Says:

    First off, this is encouraging, but this is like using a sledge-hammer to drive in a tack. I don’t know how other states treat the WT P-dog, but if Wyoming would just manage them with a hunting season instead of listing them as a predator and allowing at-will slaughter, that would go a long way toward fixing the problem. I think that’s where efforts should be focused.

    Now, I know that O&G is having a huge impact on P-dogs, but we can’t use the ESA to push that agenda every time. It will backfire eventually. I don’t know. It just seems like a stupid game dancing around with proposed listings that probably won’t happen when Anadarko is still out there tearing up the prairie. I wish I had a better answer.


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