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Monty Ages: DOW deer plan faulty

To the editor:

It is common knowledge that the entire business community prospers from the big game in our region.

All community businesses and citizens need to stop the Colorado Division of Wildlife from senselessly killing our big game. The DOW’s strategy is to kill, kill and kill.

The DOW showed us their management skills when the deer and elk were starving three winters ago. They didn’t start feeding the animals until letters were being published in the newspaper.

At that point, feeding the animals was somewhat senseless because the animals floundered on the food and died anyway.

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The DOW really used the kill policy about five years ago, when they killed close to 1,000 deer, claiming that they were infected with chronic wasting disease.

It was determined that a possible 1 percent was infected. It was determined chronic wasting disease doesn’t hurt humans, anyway.

None of the game that was slaughtered in this incident was even saved for a food bank or anything else.

As superior beings, we need to remember the deer are trying to survive with people that are continuously encroaching on their territory.

It might be interesting if God had given deer the ability to shoot guns instead of us. How long do you think you could last living with them?

Monty Ages

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