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May 4, 2004 8:19 AM   Subscribe

Hunting the Stanford University Lion Stanford University is now debating whether to send hunters into the hills surrounding campus to kill a mountain lion that may have mauled two horses pastured on university land. ................ ................STATE HUNTING REGULATIONS: Create mourning dove season for Minnesota Thirty-nine states allow hunters to take the most popular game bird in the nation, with Michigan set to become No. 40. .................... ................Cult Land Not for Hunting The polygamist cult that bought 1,300 acres of land near San Angelo will not be using it as hunting retreat after all.
posted by mcgraw (18 comments total)

 
Damn!! When I found these articles on Yahoo News, I didn't have to sign up to read them.

Amid horse attacks, Stanford weighs hunting lion in hills

Stanford University, accustomed to sending scholars into the world, is now debating whether to send hunters into the hills surrounding campus to kill a mountain lion that may have mauled two horses pastured on university land.

The unusual scenario has university officials perplexed as they try to balance the threat of what may be a dangerous animal against the specter of a university-sponsored hunt.

``People are really concerned. What do you do when you have a mountain lion?'' Stanford spokesman Jack Hubbard said. ``Do you shoot it or do you protect it?''

Killing a suspected livestock predator might be a last resort, Hubbard said.

Stanford is designated as a game preserve with no hunting or fishing allowed, so the university may not be entitled to the usual permits to shoot animals that attack humans, livestock or pets.

And the notion of the university shooting a mountain lion is sure to raise the ire of animal rights protesters, fish and game experts said.

Stanford University has posted security guards at the four entrances to the popular Dish Trail pathways in the foothills. It also posted signs warning visitors of the mountain lion attacks.
posted by mcgraw at 8:26 AM on May 4, 2004


Michigan to become 40th State to allow dove hunting
posted by mcgraw at 8:28 AM on May 4, 2004


[This thread sucks]
posted by mcgraw at 8:32 AM on May 4, 2004


Retiring from Metafilter, now. G'night.
posted by mcgraw at 8:38 AM on May 4, 2004


[This thread sucks]

I agree, but perhaps not for the same reason. What do these stories have to do with each other, beyond a vague hunting theme?
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 8:39 AM on May 4, 2004


What do these stories have to do with each other, beyond a vague hunting theme?

I was wondering the same thing, DevilsAdvocate. Good question.

I've come out of retirement to propose that these articles could be considered pleasant, light-reading for whiling away time in the office... perhaps?
posted by mcgraw at 8:44 AM on May 4, 2004


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posted by fvw at 9:06 AM on May 4, 2004


In other animal news: Creepiest. TV Show. Ever.
posted by wendell at 9:10 AM on May 4, 2004


mcgraw's unconsciously (or not) leading us, inductively through his examples, towards a larger question. And I know what it is, but I'm not telling. It's a little quiz of sorts.
posted by troutfishing at 9:52 AM on May 4, 2004


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posted by Outlawyr at 10:05 AM on May 4, 2004


This thread is a clump of words garbled into meaninglessness -- sorry for that.

I put the dotted lines on the fpp because I can't figure out how to add carraige-returns. When I try to separate paragraphs in an fpp, it always bunches the sentences together into one paragraph. Does anyone know how to add carraige returns within an fpp?

Here are redundant links about the Stanford lion.
posted by mcgraw at 10:33 AM on May 4, 2004


mcgraw: it's impossible, you can't put carriage returns in an fpp
posted by crunchburger at 10:54 AM on May 4, 2004


Thanks, crunchburger.

US town launches Lion Hunt -- OHIO (this time).
posted by mcgraw at 11:03 AM on May 4, 2004


lets not post links that require registration ever again
posted by Satapher at 11:29 AM on May 4, 2004


When I was hanging out around Stanford, they could barely get the animal rights activists to agree to let them use humane traps to catch feral cats. I don't see that they'll have much luck trying to shoot a mountain lion.
posted by crunchburger at 11:39 AM on May 4, 2004


Few things suck more than reg. req'd links (without warning, no less), Satapher. I agree with you.

I was tricked by Yahoo's News search service. After locating the links there, I was able to open all of these links without subscribing. Only after creating the fpp did I find that the links no longer worked.

If you go to Yahoo, click their "News" link, and search for Stanford lion, you'll be able to open both "registration required" articles that I have bad links to in the fpp. Bizarre.
posted by mcgraw at 11:41 AM on May 4, 2004


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posted by abcde at 5:24 PM on May 4, 2004


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posted by mcgraw at 8:01 AM on May 5, 2004


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