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Grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, coyotes, cougars/ mountain lions,bobcats, wolverines, lynx, foxes, fishers and martens are the suite of carnivores that originally inhabited North America after the Pleistocene extinctions. This site invites research, commentary, point/counterpoint on that suite of native animals (predator and prey) that inhabited The Americas circa 1500-at the initial point of European exploration and subsequent colonization. Landscape ecology, journal accounts of explorers and frontiersmen, genetic evaluations of museum animals, peer reviewed 20th and 21st century research on various aspects of our "Wild America" as well as subjective commentary from expert and layman alike. All of the above being revealed and discussed with the underlying goal of one day seeing our Continent rewilded.....Where big enough swaths of open space exist with connective corridors to other large forest, meadow, mountain, valley, prairie, desert and chaparral wildlands.....Thereby enabling all of our historic fauna, including man, to live in a sustainable and healthy environment. - Blogger Rick

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota is continuing on its inane path of incentivising the killing of Coyotes via bounty payments............$10 per Song Dog killed will be paid for up to 200 Coyotes killed December through the end of March 2013----Wildlife Officals in this part of Minnesota are being overuled even though they have demonstrated that this stupid bounty killing does not reduce Coyotes in the long term, and only creates larger family units, bringing inexperienced juvenile animals into the population who take more chances around humans, thus exasperating the potential for conflicts withfarmers, ranchers and homeowners

Yellow Medicine County to continue coyote bounty

Tom Chervney;

The County Board of Commissioners agreed at its meeting Tuesday to continue the bounty for a second year, and set the price per animal at $10, the same as last year, according to Ryan Krosch, county administrator.

The bounty will end if the $2,000 budgeted for the bounty is paid out, the administrator said.
Last year, the county paid $1,100 in bounties. A mild winter with limited snow cover is believed to have greatly reduced the number of coyotes that could be successfully hunted for a bounty, he noted.
Chippewa, Yellow Medicine and Swift counties became the first to offer a bounty in Minnesota since 1965 when they offered $10 bounties last year. Special legislation had been approved that allows counties to once again offer bounties.

Wildlife officials consider the practice ineffective. Coyotes are not protected and can be taken any time. Statewide, hunters harvested an estimated 44,051 coyotes and trappers another 4,292 during the 2010-11 winter season, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
The county commissioners asked for the right to offer bounties in response to complaints from livestock producers and deer hunters about predation by coyotes.

why are we killing coyotes when they control our rodent and rabbit population, doing farmers and ranchers far more good than harm?

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