Reintroducing the Jackalope, bad idea ?

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  1. On a call

    On a call LawnSite Gold Member
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    We own a small nursery and have enough troubles with cottontail rabbits. I am concerned these guys will be protected and I will have have to move ??


    Petition seeks return of Yellowstone jackalope to public lands around parks
    By: RUFFIN PREVOST | January 24, 2016
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    Federal wildlife managers are reviewing a petition seeking the reintroduction of jackalopes to public lands around Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. (Yellowstone Gate file photo)
    By Ruffin Prevost

    BOZEMAN, MONT. — Federal wildlife managers say they are in the early phases of reviewing a petition that seeks to reintroduce the gray prairie jackalope to the greater Yellowstone area, but they have not set a deadline for acting on the filing.

    Attorneys for the Biological Equality Foundation on Friday submitted the petition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, according to agency spokesman Craig Jimmeson, who declined to comment in detail on the petition.

    Citing more than a dozen state and federal wildlife and habitat studies dating back to 1992, the Colorado-based Biological Equality Foundation stated in its petition that the “Yellowstone jackalope has been reduced to pockets of isolated population groups across a tiny fraction of its historic range.”
     
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  2. On a call

    On a call LawnSite Gold Member
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    I have found their antlers in the past. So I know they were or are around.
     
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    On a call LawnSite Gold Member
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    Saw two today....I left the bar about noon and was driving home...when two ran out in front of the truck. They crossed the road and looked at me...Had I a 22 they would have been mine :(

    No gun, no mounts.
     
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  4. Dandan111

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    How many drinks had you had before you spotted the jackalope?
     
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  5. RussellB

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    :laugh::laugh: That was my first thought. Old thread. Wonder how it worked out.
     
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  7. On a call

    On a call LawnSite Gold Member
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    Pepsi only
     
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    On a call LawnSite Gold Member
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    Well according to Yellowstone the elk are gone, the wolves left town and...the new ruler is, yes, ol Mr. Bunny with horns and fangs.
     
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    On a call LawnSite Gold Member
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    The only real problem we have with these critters is when they rub our Christmas trees
     
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