The federal government removed the gray wolf from the endangered list in the Northern Rocky Mountains in 2011, essentially leaving wolves’ fates in the hands of state fish-and-game departments, hunters and ranchers.
This holiday, a killing contest takes aim at two of the most persecuted predators in North America: wolves and coyotes.
Conservation groups asked a federal judge on Monday to block an Idaho hunting competition targeting wolves and coyotes that is supported by many ranchers and sportsmen but that wildlife advocates have opposed as a “killing contest.”
Results from an ongoing investigation into a Wyoming wildlife trapper accused of mistreating animals will not be made public upon the investigation’s completion, a spokeswoman for the investigating agency says.
Idaho guide and outfitter Shane McAfee appears to have a pretty good business deal that private land competitors do not enjoy.
A predator-killing contest scheduled for next week near Salmon is offering $1,000 prizes for the biggest wolf killed and for the most coyotes killed.