Coyote contests now banned

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation

Axios this year declared that city coyotes are here to stay.  This is now more true since a State Agency just passed a rule making it harder to kill them.

Hunters can no long engage in coyote killing contests on public lands in Oregon after the Fish and Wildlife Commission voted 5-0, with one abstention, to ban the organization, sponsorship, and participation in contests that promote killing unprotected mammals, according to Conservation groups applauded the decision, describing such contests as ruthless and unethical, but supporters contend the contests curb the population of coyotes that kill livestock.   It cost taxpayers $11,000 for the State to remove five coyotes from an Eastern Oregon ranch.

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