This open letter to Cal Groen, director of Idaho Fish and Game, was published in the Challis Messenger today.

Cost of control. By Gloria Carlton

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is past President of the Western Watersheds Project and the creator of The Wildlife News.

2 Responses to Hailey resident questions the economics of killing of the Buffalo Ridge Pack

  1. Wendy says:

    Thanks Ms. Carlton, for your letter. I hope other
    citizens of Idaho will ask the same questions.
    And often.

    I look forward to the response you (will probably
    not) get.

  2. jerry b says:

    Ms Carlton….If Idaho is like Montana your response will be an approximate cost incurred by Game and Fish and they will refer you to Wildlife Services for the cost of the aerial gunning. You’ll be lucky to get that info without a F.O.I. fight.
    The identity of the ranchers is also protected.
    Been there, done that.


March 2008


‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey

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