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I'm a veteran as well but I don't expect people to listen because of that. I also don't like people coming in here and deciding that they want to lord over the people who grew up here. if you don't want to shoot prairiedogs don't, but leave other people who do alone. if your a veteran then enjoy your freedoms and let others do the same. I remember the oath I took that day. it was to protect the freedoms ejoyed by all in this country. Not just those of people who get all warm and fuzzy stepping on who ever gets in the way of their agenda. To go out and shoot these cute little creatures you have to buy a hunting lisence and who do you think that money goes to? Our lovely DOW who set up the conservation of all the species within this state. I guess you would like it better if we went back to poisoning them. when you could drive out in the country and see all the other animals laying around the holes that were killed as a result. That was just great. Did you look and see that there is a hunting season on prairie dogs now? They can't be shot on public land during mating and rearing season. Wow what a shock the DOW who gets us overpopulated with deer and elk are going to regulate prairie dogs now. I'll bet they do a better job than the county driving around on fourwheelers scattering grain.
I grew up on horses and I am aware that horses have enough sense to avoid walking into a hole but working horses on cattle drives doesn't mean you only walk. sometimes they run and running livestock doesn't have time to avoid holes. Buffalo? my parents raised buffalo there is a huge difference between buffalo and beef. Beef cows are not even smart enough to eat snow in the winter time to keep from dying of thirst. You are seeing what has become of this area not what the old timers had to deal with when they came here. Walk a mile in their shoes before you decide you want to go back to the good ol days before us pesky people showed up on earth and screwed it up for everything else>
there is no documented proof? go to the library and pick up a book or two written by Val Fitzpatrick who grew up in this area. He was personally thrown from a horse that stepped in a dog hole and witnessed it on other occasions. Take a drive out into the country and look at some of the alfafa fields that have been invaded by them. These varmits do carry the plauge and other diseases. are they more important than the ranch owners ability to make a living?
Maybe we should all take a look at our constitution, we don't have the right to vote in federal elections. the elctoral collage was set up so states would be represented on the federal level by what their populations voted for. This is a republic not a democracy so we respect what our constitution has given us.
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