M-44s, mistakenly called cyanide bombs by the inflammatory media, are important tools used by livestock producers and USDA-Wildlife Services to protect cattle, sheep, and endangered species. These devices make the news from time to time as if they are something new, but they have been around for decades.
Most people have never heard of M-44s and even fewer have read the use label for this important device to control predators. So I thought I would provide the link to the page where visitors can learn more about this important wildlife damage management tool.
A few facts to consider before condemning this device.
- M-44s are highly regulated. Applicators must be licensed and provide notification of use through the placement of gate signs and location signs.
- M-44s are highly target specific, more specific than footholds or snares.
Visit https://www3.epa.gov/pesticides/chem_search/ppls/056228-00032-19990427.pdf to read the highly restrictive rules governing the legal use of this device.
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