Colorado, Idaho make reckless decisions to persecute bobcats, mountain lions and other wildlife

Colorado, Idaho make reckless decisions to persecute bobcats, mountain lions and other wildlife

Each year, trophy hunters and trappers kill around 2,000 of Colorado’s bobcats, either for fun or to sell their furs overseas, usually in Russian and Chinese markets. The animals are hunted down with radio-collared dogs and shot at point-blank range, or they are trapped in cage traps with no protection from the weather nor food […]

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Trophy hunters have slaughtered nearly 1,400 bobcats in Illinois since 2015. A new bill would stop the carnage

Trophy hunters have slaughtered nearly 1,400 bobcats in Illinois since 2015. A new bill would stop the carnage

Since Illinois reopened its bobcat hunts in 2015, after a 40-year hiatus, trophy hunters and trappers have killed nearly 1,400 bobcats using some of the cruelest methods imaginable, like steel-jawed leghold traps. These devices are so painful that the animals sometimes gnaw through their own limbs to escape. If they aren’t dead after hours of […]

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Petition: Chilling Results Revealed from Investigation into Wildlife Killing Contest in Texas

Petition: Chilling Results Revealed from Investigation into Wildlife Killing Contest in Texas

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) released information about an undercover investigation into a wildlife killing contest in Texas. Wildlife killing contests are horrible events in which people, including children, are incentivized to hunt and kill wild animals for cash and prizes. The results are chilling.   Texas is thought to have the […]

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Coyote, fox hunters allowed to use night-vision and infrared optics

POLL: Should hunters be allowed to use night-vision and infrared optics?

Hunters pursuing foxes, coyotes, raccoons, opossums, striped skunks, weasels, bobcats and porcupines in Pennsylvania may now use handheld and sporting-arm mounted night-vision and infrared (thermal) optics. A law permitting those devices in hunting furbearers became effective November 6, when it was published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners in September gave […]

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New research shows, two closely-related species of wild cats in Ontario, Canada, may face starkly different futures. Is this “survival of the fittest?”

New research shows, two closely-related species of wild cats in Ontario, Canada, may face starkly different futures. Is this “survival of the fittest?”

To the untrained eye, the two species might pass as overgrown house cats. They’re actually “felids” or mammals belonging to felidae, a family of wild cats. Both live side by side in the wilds of Ontario, north of Lake Huron. Researchers at the University of Trent in Peterborough, Ontario, looked at bobcat and lynx numbers, […]

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Michigan man charged with 125 wildlife crimes allegedly killed wolves, bald eagles

Michigan man charged with 125 wildlife crimes allegedly killed wolves, bald eagles

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MI – A Michigan man has been charged with 125 wildlife crimes following a months-long investigation by the Department of Natural Resources. Kurt Johnston Duncan, 56, of Pickford was arraigned ­in Chippewa County’s 91st District Court on Wednesday on numerous charges, including illegally harvesting 18 wolves over the past 18 months. He is […]

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