According to Denver's KWGN news, if approved, the Front Range Cougar Pilot would trap six cougars in the corridor between Lyons and Interstate 70 (read Boulder) and collar them with GPS tracking devices to track movement.The project then calls for hazing the big cats by shooting them with rubber buckshot and trailing the cats with packs of dogs.
However, notes KWGN in the understatement of the day "the pilot program could face opposition from the general public."
Have you been to Boulder? There are rules barring dogs from barking at prairie dogs. It's the headquarters of most big predator non-profits in the country. Once, as a young scoop reporter I watched a crowd wearing "save the deer" buttons pack a city council meeting to protest a proposed culling of sick deer on city open space.
The DOW might have had a chance down in Colorado Springs with the whole rubber bullet thing. Especially if the cats were wearing peace sign T shirts, but who came up with trying to do that near Boulder?