After pushes from the wildlife advocates in DC, federal officials have stepped in to review what they call “predator control” by air on US owned land. These activities include hunting livestock killers like black bears. The Wildlife Services Branch of the US Department of Agriculture’s review will specifically look at the control program that allows hunters and officials to operate from planes and helicopters. last year these aerial excursions killed over 1.6 million livestock killers last year; 318 of these were black bears. Advocates are also asking for public involvement in the process. Some of the changes that are being asked of the feds touch on the safety in the program for both the officials and the wildlife. For more information, click on the following link to read the full article from Land Letter.