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Predator Control


Ranchers in Lane County loose valuable livestock every spring when coyote packs swell with new pups. Coyotes cost farmers hundreds of dollars a year in sheep and other small livestock. To give local farms some much-needed relief government payed trappers have been employed to catch these troublesome predators. The expense of the program however, and the humaneness of the trapping, has sparked a debate about issues of predator control.

First Broadcast: 1991

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