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Coyote Killing Contest Raises Questions About Hunting on Public Land

February 12, 2013 | 2:21 pm

Coyote Killing Contest Raises Questions About Hunting on Public Land

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A coyote killing contest that took place in Modoc County Saturday and Sunday has raised questions about hunting on public lands. Wildlife protection groups tried to stop the hunt, an annual event partly organized by the Adin Supply Co., partly on the grounds that it was likely to violate land use restrictions in the area. […]

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Calif. Agency Won’t Stop Coyote Killing Contest

February 6, 2013 | 2:17 pm

Calif. Agency Won’t Stop Coyote Killing Contest

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state game commission on Wednesday declined to intervene in a controversial coyote hunting contest, although members did ask for a legal opinion on whether the board has authority to regulate contests in the future. Hunters are set to fan across Modoc County on Saturday and Sunday to see who can […]

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Modoc Coyote Hunt Raises Concerns About California’s Lone Wolf

January 31, 2013 | 4:48 pm

Modoc Coyote Hunt Raises Concerns About California’s Lone Wolf

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California only has one known wolf, and now wildlife activists are worried that he will die in a storm of bullets. The Pit River Rod and Gun Club is holding a coyote hunting contest in Modoc County where the wolf — whom biologists have dubbed OR7 — was spotted last year. In the process of […]

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March 6, 2012 | 1:22 pm

Promo Video of Ranch Where Dan Richards Killed Cougar Shows Split in Attitude Over Wild Animals

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Paul Rogers had a good piece in the Mercury News over the weekend about the “cultural shift” in California as evidenced by the uproar over a Fish and Game official’s killing of a mountain lion in Idaho. Rogers writes that the shift is a “profound change involving urban and rural, old and young, red and […]

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Interview: Retired Federal Wolf-Recovery Coordinator on OR7 and the Great Wolf Debate

March 6, 2012 | 9:47 am

Interview: Retired Federal Wolf-Recovery Coordinator on OR7 and the Great Wolf Debate

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After a two-month jaunt in Northern California, the lone wolf known as OR7 is now hanging out near the state border with Oregon. The two-year-old male wolf, California’s first in almost 90 years, has stirred both fascination and concern. OR7 has also prompted state officials to consider how to manage a growing wolf population. In […]

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In Rural California, Lone Wolf Not So Welcome

March 5, 2012 | 10:00 am

In Rural California, Lone Wolf Not So Welcome

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OR7, the lone gray wolf from a pack in Oregon, crossed back into his home state last Thursday after two months of wandering in Northern California. OR7’s trek made him the first wolf in California in almost 90 years. Officials say it’s possible the wolf will continue to travel both states. (Update Mar 5: Apparently […]

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