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.
A 16-year-old girl says she’s “fortunate to be alive” after reportedly being attacked by a coyote outside her Massachusetts home on Sunday evening. The attack occured as debates about coyote management in the Northeast are intensifying.
While most folks are discussing the rise in problems with coyotes, lawmakers in one Northeast state are calling for more protections. House Bill 442 is currently floating around in New Hampshire’s state house. The bill mandates a closing to coyote hunting from April 1st through August 31st.
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).
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.