Coyote Killing Contest Placing Oregon’s Wolves in Crosshairs


Federal Agencies Urged to Halt Coyote-hunting Contest in Oregon’s Lake County Contest Risks Killing Endangered Wolves, Breaking Wildlife Laws   PORTLAND, Ore.— Six wildlife conservation organizations representing nearly 212,000 Oregonians are calling on the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to stop a coyote-hunting contest planned for Nov. 19-20. The groups are concerned … Continue reading Coyote Killing Contest Placing Oregon’s Wolves in Crosshairs

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

To BLM: Derbies Should be Cute Little Hats, Not Killing Contests


“This is an incredible opportunity to team up with our [sic] son or daughter during Christmas break and spend some quality time in the gorgeous Salmon, Idaho Country! Some of our objectives are to teach hunting skills, gun safety and wolf disease prevention to our youth and others.” From 2013 promotion materials for the Salmon … Continue reading To BLM: Derbies Should be Cute Little Hats, Not Killing Contests

Deer, Bears and Pigs: the Apples, Oranges and Pumpkins of Ecology


By Bob Ferris   In the mid-1980s I served as an ecological consultant for the University of California, Santa Cruz when they compiled their 20-year development plan.  I was making my living as a wildlife ecologist at that time and was excited by this departure from my normal set of consulting projects such as critter … Continue reading Deer, Bears and Pigs: the Apples, Oranges and Pumpkins of Ecology

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

Coyote killing competition planned in Oregon


By Associated Press January 15, 2014   BEND, Ore. — A coyote killing contest is scheduled this weekend in Eastern Oregon.   The event near Burns is called the JMK Coyote Hunt, and this year’s event is the eighth, the Bulletin newspaper of Bend reported Wednesday. Last year, 20 teams of hunters killed nearly 150 … Continue reading Coyote killing competition planned in Oregon

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