What could possibly go wrong?

Cougars could save lives by lowering vehicle collisions with deer
A team of researchers has for the first time begun to quantify the economic and social impact of bringing back large carnivores. Using cougars and their value in reducing deer-vehicle collisions as a case study, the researchers found that within 30 years of cougars recolonizing the Eastern U.S., large cats could thin deer populations and reduce vehicle collisions by 22 percent — each year preventing five human fatalities, 680 injuries and avoiding costs of $50 million.

Might I suggest California as the initial test area?

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3 thoughts on “What could possibly go wrong?

  1. MamaLiberty July 15, 2016 / 5:56 pm

    Why can’t we just do more hunting? I’d be willing to eat my share of the deer. 🙂 Elk, bison, antelope, whatever. Deer aren’t the only things that get hit by cars and trucks you know… LOL

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    • Bear July 15, 2016 / 6:05 pm

      See? This is why hunters should be using military grade weapons to hunt. Keep the tasty population in check.

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  2. Tom Bri July 28, 2016 / 11:46 pm

    Here in Illinois, there are so many deer that nasty diseases (altzheimers for deer) are going around. Soon there will be few to no deer, for a decade or so, then they’ll roll back in a wave. Eliminating seasons and bag limits for a few years would help a lot.

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