Dennis Laughton of Calgary, sent an article on dealing with problem coyotes in Wyoming to Lee Hart, editor of Cattleman’s Corner based in Calgary. The first half of the article, which addresses livestock guardian dogs, is HERE.
"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
"I don't think you idiots understand our problem here. These
coyotes ain't screwing our sheep ... they're eatin' 'em!"
The meeting never really got back to order."