Fur-trim coats, new recruits in the hunting community, and the coyote’s adaptability to urban existence have led to increased interest in the country’s most resilient wild canid. The trapping community heard undertones of coyote fur being in demand early on this season, but it wasn’t until the past few months that the mainstream media really started to catch on.
"At this point we believe there may be two or more cougars involved," conservation officer Ben York told reporters on Friday of last week.
When a density-dependent disease was believed to be threatening our fox and fisher populations, these same camps blamed the state’s trappers. When hunters were assisting the state with moose biology through harvest data, these camps were working to stop the state’s moose hunt. When volunteer trappers were assisting with bobcat population dynamics, these people were busy claiming the NH Fish & Game Department was “working only for hunters”. We now find ourselves all here again under the bright yellow circus tent of a coyote hunting bill, with the same jokers claiming the “moral majority” once again.
Connecticut House Bills 6014 and 6013 seek to effective trapping methods and “prohibit the expansion of hunting” in the Constitution State. 6014 is introduced as the Connecticut trapping community is in the midst of assisting with ongoing bobcat conservation projects across the state. (Read more).