An Arizona anti-hunting group has filed paperwork to begin collecting signatures for a ballot initiative that would take management of bobcat and mountain lion populations out of the hands of the state wildlife agency.
So-called “Arizonans for Wildlife,” with the backing of other several other anti-hunting extremist organizations, will have until July 2018 to gather 150,642 valid signatures to place the initiative, which would ban bobcat and mountain lion hunting, on the November 2018 ballot.
Currently in Arizona, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD) manages wildlife populations using a science based, comprehensive game management plan to ensure predator populations, including mountain lions and bobcats, are kept at healthy population levels. Maintaining predator populations at their objective management levels through well-regulated harvests also ensures their prey populations, such as deer, bighorn sheep and antelope are kept at robust levels.
Armed Texas Woman Shoots Female Home Invader
Even living in a quiet golf community with a security patrol isn’t always enough to prevent a criminal attack, as one Conroe, Texas, homeowner recently discovered.
At around 9:15 Saturday night, a woman was in her River Plantation home when she heard noises at the front door. When she went to investigate, she saw the suspect, later identified as 38-year-old neighbor Marci Green, attempting to gain entry. The homeowner went to retrieve her firearm and called authorities, but that was not enough to dissuade Green, who, after meeting resistance at the front door, decided to try again.
“She actually opened the screen door and started coming in the back door,” JOP Wayne Mack told The Courier. “The homeowner advised her to not come in the house and feared for her life.” After Green refused to heed the woman’s warnings, the homeowner fired once and struck Green. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Green was found on the ground with a gunshot wound to the abdomen that would prove fatal, but aside from being “shaken up, upset and distraught,” the homeowner was not injured.