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Commission Approves Traps For Wolves

Montana trappers will be allowed to trap wolves in the 2012-2013 wolf season. It’s the first time wolf trapping will be allowed in the state. In addition, the bag limit of wolves during the hunting and trapping season has been raised from one to three. Anti-hunting and anti-trapping groups opposed the legislation and fought...

California Bans Hounds for Bear, Bobcat

California Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee members voted Monday to ban the use of hounds to hunt bears and bobcats. Here’s the update from veteran outdoor writer Ed Zieralski in San Diego. (Previously reported) The meeting has been set as a “vote only” meeting, which indicates there won’t be any public comment allowed....

Utah Coyote

Utah Establishes Coyote Bounty Program

Utah Department of Wildlife Resources officials have established a bounty on coyotes as part of a new Predator Control Program open to the public in an effort to assist its mule deer population. The Predator Control Program is part of the state’s Mule Deer Protection Act. The Utah Legislature passed the act during its...

Feral Hogs

Keep Deer Skills Honed on Feral Hogs

If you’re a deer hunter, especially in the Southeast, chances are good you’ve encountered feral hogs on your property or you know of someone who has them and wants them exterminated. Feral hogs are bad news for landowners. They’re migratory, seeking the best sources of food and water throughout the seasons while wreaking havoc...

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Coyote Predation on Fawns Gaining Attention

Georgia hunters and biologists are taking a harder look at the possible impacts of coyote predation on fawns, joining other states in the Southeast addressing the issue. According to The Augusta Chronicle, researchers are seeing more evidence of fawns being targeted and consumed by an increasing number of coyotes. U.S. Forest Service research biologist...

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Another Wolf Hunting Season Plan Takes Shape

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has set a preliminary harvest quota for the hunting and trapping season planned to begin in October. The agency released a goal of 142 to 233 wolves as it planned four meetings  to collect public input on what would be Wisconsin’s first regulated wolf harvest. The state would...