Oregon county ready to hire part-time cougar hunter
Jackson County officials say they expect to hire a part-time cougar hunter soon.
County commissioners are expected to approve a contract Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide $30,000 toward the pay and expenses of Cricket Peyton, son of the former county wildlife specialist.
Under the arrangement, Peyton would be an employee of the federal government.
Citizens will pay the government for the opportunity to hunt cougar. (with dogs) No word on whether our new government employee will be excempt from the "no dog" rule voted in by Multnomah county.
This is government at it's best, paying for something that they could get for better than free.