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New Mexico: US officials authorize helicopter with shooters to kill feral cows in the Gila Wilderness

Posted on AllSides February 16th, 2023
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Officials have given a kill order to wildlife experts in southwestern New Mexico as part of an effort to eliminate feral cows in the Gila Wilderness. The nearly 150 cows in the area have acted aggressively toward visitors and caused damage to sensitive areas in the nation's first designated wilderness area, officials said. U.S. Forest Service managers approved the plan Thursday, which involves a helicopter with multiple shooters flying over the area in search of the stray livestock. The move, which the Grant County Board of Commissioners approved and announced...

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