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4th red wolf shot since NC loosened coyote hunting

November 20th, 2012

In May we reported about the NCWRC law to allow for coyote hunting at night. It’s been more of a struggle for red wolves since then.

Here’s another article on another red wolf shot: click here.

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Struggles continue for red wolves

May 29th, 2012

The road is tough for red wolf survival. I wrote in March about another possible setback for red wolves. The NC Wildlife Resources Commission passed the proposed rule allowing night hunting of coyotes and feral pigs. There is a long process ahead, so maybe miracles do exist for this amazing animal.

If you’re interested in signing a petition “against” this ruling, click here, or go to http://forcechange.com/20384/overturn-decision-to-allow-unlimited-night-hunting-in-north-carolina/

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  1. I have to admit I love hunting and the outdoors. That said, I’m a big fan of reasonable regulation. What fun is hunting with artificial lights? And if we hunt all the animals all the time now, what will there be left to hunt later? Hunters are natural conservationists — unfortunately many of us just won’t know it until it’s too late. Good luck with your petition!

    Posted by Craig Pearson

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I've been at the Museum sooooo long - longer than many of our interns have been alive. I do a little bit of everything as part of my job: care for the animals, work with the keepers and other staff, spend time with guests. Lucky me!
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Another possible set back for red wolf conservation

March 2nd, 2012

 

As if the endangered red wolf didn’t have the deck stacked enough against it, a new law is being proposed that could make life for the 100+ red wolves that roam free in NC much harder. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) has proposed making night hunting of coyotes and feral pigs legal throughout North Carolina, including the five county area where red wolves roam free. This rule would allow unlimited hunting 24 hours a day with the use of artificial lights. If adopted, the night-hunting rule would go into effect August 1, 2012.

You can go to the Red Wolf Coalition to learn more, or directly to NC Wildlife proposed regulations  to view the regulation and add your comments (against, or even in support of the law).

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  1. Keeper Comment :

    You can also go to http://blogs.lifeandscience.org/keepers/2009/03/31/the-hazards-of-coyote-night-lighting/ for a previous post about coyote night hunting (also known as “night lighting”)

    Posted by Marilyn Johnson

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