Conservation and Trapping News

The battle over coyote hunting contests in Eastern Oregon
Feb 9, 2023 07:03 ET

Oregon’s Fish and Wildlife Commission recently rejected a petition from animal welfare groups calling for a ban on coyote hunting contests. But the commission also directed staff to look for ways to get around current state law which defines coyotes as predator animals — providing vey little protection for them.

Nobody knows for sure how many coyotes live in Oregon. State law defines them as predators. They have virtually no legal protection. The hunting season is year-round — no tags required and no limit.

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