The reality is that decisions on the direction of regulated hunting activities are being increasingly dominated by those with a hands-off approach to conservation. Luckily, we have national organizations like the Sportsmen’s Alliance here to help.
House Bill 442 would place a closed section on the current “year-round” coyote hunting season. The bill seeks to close hunting of coyotes from April 1 through August 31, to coincide with what the bill states are “pup rearing” months. The bill comes at a time when the topic of predator management is immensely polarized across much of North America.
Guest writer Rob Hatch discusses mounting concerns over the current state (and future) of the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, the Great North Woods of both New Hampshire and Maine, and the intentions of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.