Officials ok the killing of Barred Owls to save the Spotted Owl

SPOTTED OWL

 

SALEM, Ore. — Federal wildlife officials are going ahead with an experiment to see if killing one owl will help save another owl from extinction.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gave their final approval to a plan that will send hunters into the woods to shoot barred owls in attempt to save the spotted owl.

Barred owls have since become the biggest threat to spotted owl survival according to authorities.

The plan is to kill or capture barred owls in four study areas in Washington, Oregon and Northern California over the next four years.