According to Bob (Lion) Taylor, President of Citizens for Sustainable California Wildlife (SCSCW), predators are not only reducing deer numbers, but they are having a negative impact upon many other sensitive California wildlife species.
Bob understands that wildlife, like agricultural crops, need to be managed to maintain their health. Unfortunately, Proposition 117, an initiative which was voted in by the pubic a few years ago, has virtually eliminated the ability to manage or study mountain lion populations.
Bob notes, “With the reduction of the deer herd, these predators (mountain lion, black bear and coyote) have resorted to other smaller wildlife, livestock and family pets, and are rapidly turning this situation into a mjor wildlife crisis.”
If you’re interested in more information about CSCW, here’s their web address: www.sustainablewildlife.org