Grouse Posted March 18 Share Posted March 18 (edited) From the article: Some of the coyote management reforms that are needed to protect wolves include: The coyote hunting season should be reformed. Currently, it’s a 6-month season with 24 hour a day hunting, with no daily or seasonal bag limits. Hunters can kill as many coyotes as they please. As part of the coyote season reform, all wild canids taken in the state should be checked and tagged. Wild canids that are taken that have a weight greater than 50 pounds or that meet additional criteria established by the Department should be subjected to a DNA analysis. Tests that show a large canid is a wolf should be investigated to see if other wolves remain in the area where the animal was killed. Coyote hunting should be for a season of no longer than ninety days, and the hunting of coyotes by night should be prohibited. The Department should establish bag limits for coyotes and shall establish size limitations for the taking of coyotes. DEC should modify its hunting and trapping training curriculum to include educational information concerning the presence of wolves in the state, the legal protections for wolves, the checking and tagging requirements for wild canids, and how to distinguish a wolf from a coyote when a hunter or trapper is in the field. DEC needs to solicit information from the public about wolf sightings in New York State and investigate reported wolf sightings. The next wolf that wanders into New York should be protected, not allowed to be accidentally killed. NYSDEC Now Admits Cooperstown Wolf Was A Wild Wolf - - The Adirondack Almanack It isn't mentioned here, but you can bet the DEC will look to prosecute anyone who kills a wolf they thought was a coyote. I heard they are charging the man in Cooperstown with an illegal wolf kill. Edited March 18 by Grouse Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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