The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service dubs the plan an “eradication program”.
The plan to kill pelicans by shooting or covering their eggs with oil to protect Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Blackfoot Reservoir has been rejected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service due to the requirements of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
Idaho F&G plan to kill pelicans hits obstacles. Associated Press. By John Miller. This is a much longer story than the one originally posted. 7/2/2009
We wrote about this story earlier here:
Rare pelicans to be “managed” (killed) in Idaho