The State Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 5-3 Tuesday to approve the shooting of coyotes from snowmobiles. Interestingly, one of the other swollen organs of the Republican Party in the state, Game, Fish, and Parks, worries that the bill might impact the image of hunting.
In related news, Frank Schmidt assassinated a 177 pound male cougar. Kevin Woster tells Rapid City Journal readers :
Schmidt, a retired firefighter from Dearborn, Mich., moved to the Black Hills in large part for its outdoor recreation. He was recreating hard on the morning of Jan. 21, hiking through the snowy forest in a search of lion tracks when he inadvertently interrupted the big male cougar as it fed on the remnants of a mule deer doe. The smallest lions taken so far were two female kittens, each of which weighed 33 pounds.
"Recreating hard?" Better than ED meds. ip's guess: he's a white militia member fleeing Michigan's flourishing ethnic diversity for a state where non-whites are largely encouraged to remain confined in their isolated reservations.
In Aberdeen, law enforcement seeking a ban on pit bulls, dogs innately predisposed and often trained to tear humans apart, are meeting formidable resistance from blood-thirsty alcohol, video loottery, and meth-dependent residents.