BLM Says No to Predator Killing Contest on BLM Lands


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, November 25, 2014   Contact: Drew Kerr, WildEarth Guardians, (312) 375-6104 Laura King, Western Environmental Law Center, (406) 204-4852 Bob Ferris, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 434-1463 Lynne Stone, Boulder-White Clouds Council, (208) 721-7301   BLM SAYS NO TO KILLING CONTEST ON BLM LANDS Conservationists celebrate win just 12 days after filing lawsuit to … Continue reading BLM Says No to Predator Killing Contest on BLM Lands

Help Us Stop Senseless Wolf and Coyote Killing Contests


  Dear Cascadia Wildlands Supporter:   Cascadia Wildlands needs your support in our fight against predator killing contests. (click here)   Predator killing contests—like the one pictured above—are not hunting.  They are cruel undertakings that perpetuate long-disproven myths about wolves and coyotes.  In truth, they keep alive a form of animal bigotry that should have … Continue reading Help Us Stop Senseless Wolf and Coyote Killing Contests

Conservationists Sue to Stop Wolf and Coyote Killing Contest


  Press Release For Immediate Release: November 13, 2014   Contacts:  Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 541.434.1463 nick@cascwild.org Bethany Cotton, WildEarth Guardians, 503.327.4923, bcotton@wildearthguardians.org Laura King, Attorney, Western Environmental Law Center, 406-204-4852 Lynne Stone, Boulder-White Clouds Council, 208.721.7301, bwcc@wildwhiteclouds.org   Conservationists Sue to Stop Wolf and Coyote Killing Contest:  Groups Challenge Fed’s Decision to Allow Highly … Continue reading Conservationists Sue to Stop Wolf and Coyote Killing Contest

The Coyote Derby Lightning Rod


  By Bob Ferris   I just learned on Facebook about yet another western coyote killing derby.  This one is located in Northern California and is likely to bleed over into Oregon and Idaho—pun intended.   Although the organizers of this event in Modoc County are trying to keep it on the “down low” to … Continue reading The Coyote Derby Lightning Rod

A Good Paper to Read While Gaining an Understanding of How Coyotes Respond to Control


As we push for more enlightened views regarding coyotes and continue our work to reform or do away with USDA Wildlife Services, it is important to learn about what research tells us about coyote control.  This paper is a good place to start to learn how complicated this issue is.  Please follow the link below to … Continue reading A Good Paper to Read While Gaining an Understanding of How Coyotes Respond to Control

Of Snowmobiles, Lynx and Coyotes


By Bob Ferris   There is a concept in ecology known as niche separation.  It is basically how two or more similar species have evolved or changed to occupy similar spaces or use similar resources with minimal conflict.  If you do not understand the concept, think about common resources in your houses such as sinks, … Continue reading Of Snowmobiles, Lynx and Coyotes

Competitive hunting of wolves, coyotes in Idaho sparks outcry


Laura Zuckerman, Reuters December 11, 2013   SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – The first statewide competition in decades to hunt wolves and coyotes in Idaho has sparked outrage among wildlife conservationists, who condemned it as "an organized killing contest."   The so-called coyote and wolf derby is slated for the weekend of December 28-29 in the … Continue reading Competitive hunting of wolves, coyotes in Idaho sparks outcry