A storm’s a-brewing over Nevada’s plan to slay a whole bunch of cougars. This is being done in the name of protecting the state’s deer, who we’re told now number 108,000 (down from 240,000 a decade ago).
How did Nevada come up with such an accurate census of deer? A helpful guide to counting ruminant mammals, primarily with the aid of bright headlights. Or, if money is no object, you can get all thermographic if you’d like.