Re: Did you approved of them being shot from hilocopters?

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Posted by Dr. Bill on December 28, 2005 at 09:19:07:

In Reply to: Did you approved of them being shot from hilocopters? posted by Brad on December 26, 2005 at 09:45:44:

Absolutely, but the stories in the media about the helicopter hunting were way overblown. Helicopters were used sparingly in areas of very rugged terrain due to limited human access. Their use was also very limited due to expense.

In 1971 I met with representatives from the Nature Conservancy's Washington DC office. Their suggestion for the elimination of the goats was to bring the Marines over from Camp Pendleton and have them use Vietnam era helicopter gunships to eradicate the goats. That was NOT something I approved of for a number of reasons and suggestions like that led, in part, to the formation of Catalina's own independent Conservancy.

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