Yes, I wish the State of Michigan would require mandatory euthanization of all nuisance and depredating wildlife. It is just my opinion based on things I have seen over the years. But since my health has prevented me from working I could really care less. I was just voicing my opinion.
At one time I was translocating 200 - 400 coon a year. As a good businessman I had several farms that would let me translocate wildife to their property. Many of these had coon hunters and trappers working them during the open season. I stopped translocating raccoon after getting phone calls from neighbors to these farmers complaining about raccoon problems. At one spot the father of a buddy of mine asked me if there was an over abundance of coon that year. I asked him why he wanted to know. He said that he had shot 30+ coon in the late afternoon that year traveling down his river bank from the direction of one of my release farms. Another reason why I stopped translocating raccoon was because I have seen the effects of distemper on a local population and I can't tell a sick coon from a healthy one if it is in the early stages and I don't want to be responsible for translocating a disease. Besides, the raccoon population is in no danger of becoming endangered.
Additionally, if I were still able to do this type of work, it would make life alot easier if all I had to do was tell my customers that the State requires euthanization of all nuisance and depredating wildlife. Then if they didn't want the animal euthanized I guess they didn't really have a problem to begin with.
Alright Paul, you can downgrade me to what number now?