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January 22, 2020 - Wolf Patrol

850 Coyotes and Foxes Killed in 2-Day Multi-State Wildlife Killing Contest

850 Coyotes and Foxes Killed in 2-Day Multi-State Wildlife Killing Contest
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While states like Vermont and Massachusetts have recently acted to ban coyote killing contests, many states in the Northeast have seen a growth in wildlife killing competitions.

Most competition-killers who participate in these contests argue that they are responding to the expansion of coyotes into parts of the country where they never existed before. But the expansion of native predators east of the Mississippi is anything but an invasion. States like New York have seen coyotes and other predators expand into remaining available habitat, left in the wake of eradication of larger apex predators like wolves, mountain lions and lynx.

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