LEGISLATION EQUATES KILLING A COYOTE TO KILLING A HUMAN

A completely ridiculous bill was introduced to the Nevada state senate that would treat participants in a coyote hunting contest the same as someone convicted of manslaughter. Yes, you read that right taking part in a coyote hunting contest would be legally treated the same as killing a human.

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DNR busts Michigan man who put wild coyote on leash

SANILAC COUNTY, MI – Coyotes are not domestic dogs.

However, one Michigan resident apparently failed to realize that, and it got him in trouble with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

According to an official report, the incident occurred when Mark Siemen, a conservation officer in DNR District 6, received information that a coyote had been captured and was being held at a resident in Sanilac County’s Lexington Township.

The DNR was informed that someone had put a coyote on a dog leash and that the wild animal was acting out of control and upset. CO Siemen responded to the location and spoke with the subject, who said he found it on a road and that it had been injured.

According to the report, the subject said he picked the animal up and brought it home with the intentions of giving it to a rehabber. He added that despite contacting multiple rehabbers, no one would take the animal.

CO Siemen then educated the subject on why he should not have brought the coyote home and why he should have not put it on a dog leash. Enforcement action was taken.

DNR District 6 also includes Bay, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Midland, Montcalm, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

The Howling: Why You’re Hearing Coyotes This Month

I stepped outside last night to take some glass bottles to the recycling bin. The evening was clear, cold and seemingly silent. I hurried with my task, no wanting to linger in the chill. And then a howl rippled through the air. Coyote. The sound echoed through the neighborhood, carrying clearly from a nearby hillside.

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State Land Commissioner signs order banning coyote killing contests-ALBUQUERQUE, N.M

It’s been a fight that went nowhere in Santa Fe for years, but Thursday with one signature the new Land Commissioner outlawed killing contests on state land. 

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Animal activist blast North Carolina coyote hunting tournament

ALBEMARLE, N.C. (AP) — Animal rights activist are blasting a popular coyote tournament in North Carolina, saying the killing is tearing apart coyote families and creating orphans.

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Bill would eliminate hunting contests in Wisconsin

MADISON (WKOW) — Wisconsin state Sen. Fred Risser is proposing a bill that would prohibit wildlife hunting contests.These contests use various tactics to attract, manipulate, confuse, and even temporarily blind wildlife in order to kill as many animals as possible, according to a news release from Risser’s office.This type of hunting typically consists of squirrels,

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Coyote Hazing After 19 People Are Bitten in Montreal

Never underestimate a coyote.

Over the last century, these intelligent, highly adaptive omnivores have managed to flourish across the United States and in each Canadian province. But their expansion into urban areas has presented a dilemma: How can humans and coyotes coexist peacefully?

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