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Old 04-11-2018, 09:32 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by poconoron View Post
That's an interesting point. I wonder if the DEC has ever given a reason for keeping it so secret...............
DEC took some heat in 2011 when it was discovered they didn't report the Lake George sighting. I believe they said it was for investigative purposes. It would've been a big story, for sure. I also believe that they thought it was a captive one that had been released, like the one killed in Saratoga County in the early 90s.

As for reintroduction, predators go where the food is and there's not much of it (deer) in the Adirondacks, which would lead them to the outskirts and the ag lands. That's all a struggling dairy farmer needs is a predator targeting their cows. Leave it be, and if they naturally return, so be it.
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