This introduction of moose should be controversial, at least in my opinion. Note that this is an introduction not reintroduction, big difference. Moose are not native to the Grand Mesa area and to simply introduce them because people think they're cute and like to see them, is a dumb reason.
I also don't buy the statement that moose don't migrate or move large distances. That's baloney, they're known to move hundreds of miles from where they've been introduced.
I'm not against introducing or reintroducing various species of animals, however I do think its crazy when I read some of the reasoning behind these decisions.
Moose will never get the strong opposition that wolves have, simply because they're not a predator, but they can still do plenty of damage.
Today's headlines read, "Hunter Dies of Heart Attack!"
I don't know how many times I have seen that headline in the past 16 years that I have lived in Colorado.
I moved here in 1994 via the U.S. Army to Ft. Carson, Colorado. The "Mountain Post" as it is sometimes called.
When I arrived here, in pretty good shape, the unit told me that I could not participate in P.T. (physical training) for at least 30 days. Now, I had just come from an overseas tour in Korea and was stationed in the...