NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 14, 1971
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(Studio) Senator hearings investigate Interior Department predator control program. Poisoning of predators featured.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Jackson, Wyoming) Govt. poisoners go to work when snow covers animals' food supply. Govt. and sheep industry trying to drive coyotes out of state; 89,000 killed last year in US. Poison 10-80 used. Conservationists fear over-kill. United States Div. Wildlife Services advocates coyote control. [SHEEPHERDER - cites coyote menace.] [Ex. government trooper Vernon DORM - says 10-80 program out of hand.] Cyanide guns also used as well as "Coyote Getters". [Mag. publisher Merrill HASTINGS - describes mail-ordering of "Coyote Getters."] Some sheepmen oppose coyote control. [DORM - criticizes control.] Near-extinction of other endangered species noted.
REPORTER: John Dancy
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