predators

Aug2008Wolf-KenHerrly_002

Court of Appeals Rules that Wolf Season Can Continue

The Minnesota Court of Appeals today rejected a request for a preliminary injunction that would have stopped the state’s inaugural wolf hunting and trapping season. That means the planned wolf hunting and trapping seasons will go as planned this fall and winter. Consistent with state law, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will...

275899

Canadians Air-Dropping Rabies Vaccine

Approximately 280,000 wildlife baits containing a rabies vaccine will be distributed in southwestern Ontario next week, according to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. The MNR reports the bait drop program is one of the most successful wildlife rabies eradication programs in North America, and the vaccine will control the spread of rabies in...

wolf_sample

Another State Planning On Opening Wolf Hunts

With wolf hunts slated to launch in Wisconsin and Minnesota this fall, a third Great Lakes state could soon open a season on wolves as well. Michigan House Bill 5834, introduced last week by Rep. Matt Huuki, proposes Michigan’s first modern-day hunting season for gray wolves. The proposed hunt would occur in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, which...

20120124_wolf

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...