Colorado, Washington discussed on Seek Outside Podcast


And I searched the same type of information using the exact same things, but with Colorado instead of Washington. And I can pull up a CPW, human bear conflict report. Among other things, but this is having worked in CPW for a couple of years. Granted, it's only a couple of years, and I wasn't a biologist or anything. I worked with biologists. I have seen barriers get removed, non lethally and lethally. And so I knew this stuff exists, but I'm saying it took me 5 minutes, whereas like, it took forever to find anything on the WDF W stuff. And so here's kind of. Let me just read you some of Colorado's information and. We can start to we can start to suss out what might be happening in Washington with the population. And I'm sure people already know this and people can imagine this, but I'm just trying to paint an overall picture here. All right. So we can look up bear damage costs on both on agriculture and non agricultural things. So like cattle, what did that cost the state to pay? Because the state, we all pay taxes for that. We'll all pay tax for that other stock apiary, which I believe is bees. So if we need to poo, bear wants to come in and instead of climate tree, he wants to just, you know, raid apiary. Other personal property and sheep. And the highest one by far is sheep. Close to $700,000 a year. That's totally fine. That's pretty heavy. But let's other personal property. And that was a high year. That was a high year that it looks, it looks like to be an outlier, but let's just say the average is around 400,000. A year. So when we got other personal property, which it looks like the average is about 200,000 a year, so we start to add all that up. And that's not even including the beehives, the cattle and other stock, cattle is pretty minimal though, sheep is high. Sheep's very high, and that's mostly just because of their location during the time of year. I would assume always up in bear country. And then the number of bear damage claims, you know, it looked like it looked like in two thousand and 7. 2000 actually, it Flint through the roof. So we have since 19 95. We have that many years of data here in Colorado..

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