26 Oct 2010, 11:51am
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Manitoba declares war on coyotes, wolves

Edmonton Journal, October 22, 2010 [here]

Manitoba will soon be giving hunters and trappers free rein to kill wolves and coyotes on Crown land in agricultural areas to stem rising livestock losses to predators.

Year-round hunting and trapping will be permitted on the lands with the purchase of a $5 trappers’ licence. The new measure will not apply to registered trapping areas in the province’s north.

Rising wolf and coyote numbers are preying increasingly on farm animals and taking a bite out of farmers’ profits.

Don Winnicky, who has raises cattle in the southeast corner of the province, said he had not lost a single animal to predators in 25 years of ranching — until this year.

In April he lost two month-old calves, about a week apart, to wolves. And in June, he said a 360-kilogram yearling steer fell prey to the predators.

“I tell you one thing, come next spring, (my) rifle is going to be with me every day,” said Winnicky.

Farmers are already allowed to kill predators on their property.

18 Nov 2010, 3:47pm
by YPmule

The Wisconsin DNR is removing a wolf pack due to habituation and threatening humans.

In Alaska they will be culling habituated packs around Anchorage.

When there are more wolves than suitable habitat, wolves often end up living around people - thus becoming habituated and dangerous. We are watching this happen in Idaho around rural communities.



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