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California Bans Coyote Hunts that Offer Prizes

posted Jan 16, 2015, 11:51 AM by chloe owens

12/4/2014, by Scott Smith, San Francisco Chronicle/Center for Biological Diversity

California bans coyote hunts that offer prizes

California officials on Wednesday banned coyote hunting contests that have sparked a culture clash between wildlife advocates and ranchers who offer cash and other prizes to marksmen who killed the most animals.  It was the first ban of its kind in the nation…”Awarding prizes for wildlife killing contests is both unethical and inconsistent with our modern understanding of natural systems, Michael Sutton, president of the (CA Fish and Game) Commission, added during the meeting…