Cougar-hunting bill still faces opposition

A bill to extend a pilot program allowing the use of hounds to hunt cougars is facing stiffer opposition than when it passed through its original committee; Rep. Hans Dunshee, D-Snohomish, has raised concerns over the validity of the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s assertion that hound-hunting is necessary to reduce cougar complaints, and wants the department to undergo an outside peer review process to ensure that its science is sound.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Associated Press, The Seattle Times and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.