Coyote Hunting Contest Cancelled! Then Re-opened…

In some great news, I report on my October 26, 2012 Update of my field updates and news page that the proposed contest to kill coyotes and win a rifle was cancelled. Click on the above link to read that story and many more on my Field Updates and News (2012) Page. However, as of October 30: the hunt has been re-opened. What a disgrace to humanity and wildlife management. State wildlife agencies fully allow these type of barbaric activities. It is literally killing for fun. The man claims its his right to do this…. Gee, I wonder who he will be voting for on Tuesday.

Furthermore, until wildlife management changes (see my Canid Management page) all you have to do in most states is to buy a cheap hunting license and that gives you the right to slaughter as many coyotes per year as you want with little regulation. Most states allow you to hunt at night, to use bait, and to use other means such as dogs, to aide in tracking and killing coyotes. These laws need to change nationwide.

About Jonathan Way

Jonathan Way has a B.S. (UMass Amherst), M.S. (UConn Storrs), and doctorate (Boston College) related to the study of eastern coyotes/coywolves. He is the author of 2 books: 1) Suburban Howls, an account of his experiences studying eastern coyotes in Massachusetts, and 2) My Yellowstone Experience, which details – in full color – the spectacular wildlife, scenery, and hydrothermal features that can be found in the world’s first national park. Jon is a Research Scientist at Clark University where he is continuing his goal of long-term ecological and behavioral research on coywolves. He runs an organization Eastern Coyote/Coywolf Research, works seasonally for Cape Cod National Seashore, is a part time post-doctoral researcher with the Yellowstone Ecological Research Center, frequently travels to the Yellowstone area, and is seeking a publisher for a 3rd book project of his: "Coywolf".
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