The groups charge that coyote hunting violates the Endangered Species Act by causing wolf deaths. Young wolves and coyotes look alike. Five wolves have been shot since October, and a sixth gunshot death is suspected.
…shootings. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission allows an open hunting season on coyotes, which have spread across the state in recent decades. Young red wolves look very much like coyotes. The motion filed Monday asks that a U.S. District Court judge stop coyote hunting in Dare, Tyrrell, Hyde, Washington and Beaufort counties. Those counties include the 1.7 million acres where about 100 red wolves run wild on the Albemarle Peninsula. Filed on behalf of the Red Wolf…
Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, tinkered with the council’s recommendations. Schara said, “Would we say that some nonprofit could prohibit hunting because they have a cultural opposition to it? At least $27 million is destined for prairie-centered projects, including acquisition, enhancement and restoration of virgin prairies, restored grasslands and prairie wetlands. The emphasis wasn’t coincidence.
I do not know if the authors are wolf experts, but I doubt they are. In Washington, a civilian Wildlife Commission, representing varied interests of our population, advises the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Delisting of recovered species is essential to allowing ESA to do as intended.
Sometimes that wolf we’re seeing is actually a dog. During this past modern firearm elk season, hunters’ walkie-talkies were hopping with “Hey, did you guys see that wolf?” chatter. Very few people get to see or, certainly, get a photograph of a Cascade red fox. “That’s fascinating.
More than 150 written comments called for bolstered wolf population control measures. Just 19 commentors wanted no wolf control measures. Fish and Game is hoping for final adoption of the plan in early 2014. In some areas — such as the rugged, wilderness in the northern portions of the state — it’s a “no brainer” wolves have cut populations.
This much is clear: Young wolves look a lot like coyotes, which are common across the state. UNC Press published her book, “The Secret World of Red Wolves,” in June. Deer, on which red wolves sometimes prey, have maintained healthy numbers. Despite the resemblance of young wolves to coyotes, he said, adult wolves weigh about twice as much as coyotes.
…check stations on weekends during the five-week general hunting season. They checked 1,112 whitetail deer (including 985 bucks), 134 mule deer and 56 elk — meaning 7.1 percent of hunters were successful. Last year’s season ended with 17,635 hunters stopping with 941 whitetail deer (including 830 bucks), 131 mule deer and 78 elk for a 6.5 percentage of hunters with game. John Vore, a biologist with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, noted the number of whitetail bucks was…
If lawmakers approved the petition, it would automatically become law. Those proposals would repeal the two laws that gave the green light to the hunt of 43 wolves in the Upper Peninsula, which began on Nov. 15 and ends Dec. 31.
If lawmakers fail to adopt the initiative, it goes before voters in the next general election on Nov. 4, 2014. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, approved by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov.