Oil and gas expanding development is scaring off the deer, so they want to kill the bears and cougars. They don’t have any scientific evidence of predator populations increasing and causing deer population declines. The bears are not hibernating as much due to global warming and urban development. The author suggests that it all a strategy to increase oil and gas production and exports.
Here is where to comment: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=APHIS-2017-0107