11 de noviembre de 2017

ECOLOGIA : Ofrecen la oportunidad única de cazar un bufalo salvaje ...y gratis

Grand Canyon National Park.-   Grand Canyon National Park says it's been overwhelmed by the amount of interest in a program to thin a herd of bison using volunteer shooters.

 The National Park Service approved a plan last month to decrease the herd through roundups and by seeking volunteers who are physically fit and proficient with a gun to kill the animals. Park officials say the roughly 600 bison in the region increasingly are damaging park resources. 

 Grand Canyon spokeswoman Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski says she initially received dozens of calls a day from people across the country wanting to volunteer. Callers now are directed to a recorded line and asked to check back periodically. 

 The park, state game officials and the Intertribal Buffalo Council are expected to meet this month to begin crafting program guidelines.