Colorado Parks and Wildfire want public input regarding a proposal to kill mountain lions and black bears, in response to declining mule deer populations.
A study to determine if minimizing predators could lead to a resurgence in mule deer, would take place in the Piceance Basin near Rifle, as well as an area near Salida. Some research shows that high populations of predators are resulting in a decrease of deer. But other research blames a scarce amount of food resources, with more fossil fuel extraction and housing developments taking away the deer’s habitat.
The meeting to discuss this study will be held on the Front Range for people to voice their opinions on the issue. It’s being held on Monday, September 19, between 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, at the CPW Hunter Education Building, located at 6060 Broadway in Denver. For those who cannot attend the meeting, but still want to offer input, send an email to email@example.com.