How about instead of a general bounty, you hire a few experienced, trustworthy hunters around the state who can target true problem coyote populations as issues arise?
And how about all the pregnant deer that have been killed by humans (in their vehicles) this week alone?
And how about the fact that we killed off all the natural predators of coyotes a long time ago?
And when are we going to admit to all the poaching in this state and start turning people in instead of turning a blind eye?
How about all of the cover that has been lost in the northern part of the state due to poor forestry practice?
There is more to this and you are over-simplifying.
and I know it's not much to you, but I do complain about all the cell towers popping up all over the place. Up until a few months ago, we had no cell coverage at our house. I didn't care one bit. Now one has gone up on a hill in town or over the line (not sure exactly what hill it's on) and it sticks out like a sore thumb. I now have cell coverage at the house, but still don't use it and happily would have gone on that way.
Calling it a bargaining tool is being generous. Regardless, it's gross. How the staff of Patriot Renwables could sit through 3.5 hours of testimony in Dixfield regarding the Saddleback Ridge project in Carthage and still sleep at night is something I'll never understand. We're not rolling over, PR. What about the people who have to live with these useless wind turbines?
Would these three teachers take money that was the direct result of a threat (of not making the gift) to stop a group from exercising their legal rights? I'm sure they must have higher moral standards than that.
Siting massive wind projects on the tops of mountains will never be good for Maine. And companies like Patriot Renewables have driven a wedge between neighbors in town after town in this state. Such a shame.