Monday, December 16, 2013

Guess what is back in the news Wild Cows on Chirikof Island

This was printed in the High Plains Journal back in 2003

Chirikof Island Government Killers
By Trent Loos

I have received many inquiries in the past three weeks about the "wild cows" on Chirikof Island. I have been somewhat silent, waiting for developments to happen without causing any problems. Today I can report the last developments.I was on Chirikof Island from Oct 19- Oct 26. When we left, the boat was to be at the beach within twenty-four hours loading the 80 head that were in a 100 acre pen caring them back to the mainland. It is a thirty boat ride from Kodiak Island...200 hundred miles out to Chirikof Island. The boat arrived about two days later than expected. Now the rush is the winter weather. Evidently, the Pacific Ocean is not an ideal road if you know what I mean.

Link here for rest of the column

BECAUSE Ten years later it is back in the news Dec 2013.

Cattle herds on remote Alaska islands face threat

Federal wildlife managers have asked this month for public comment as they seek to remove nearly 1,000 animals from the uninhabited, isolated islands in southwest Alaska.

"The purpose is to stop the grazing on these two islands," said biologist Steve Ebbert with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. "We know we have a problem."

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