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From the Spring 1999 Issue

Whats on the Mind of Coyote Killers

"Dave's" photo has become a part of the Barnes & Noble package. MEET A COYOTE KILLER

When a coyote hunter e-mailed this to us after discovering the C.A.S.H. website, I decided to print it to let our supporters see what coyote hunting is. This was painful on the heels of reading God's Dog, but it further strengthens our resolve to stop coyote hunting.

From: Dave  Dave130@flash.net 

I was so delighted to find this sight (sic), as a matter of fact I have made a large donation in your name to the NRA and Outdoor Sportsman foundation. Please post all the companies that you support so that I can in turn let them know that they will lose my business. Thanks for making it easier for me to Find out who the real conservationist are!!! Keep in touch

WHAT'S ON THE MIND(?) OF COYOTE KILLERS? JUST WHAT YOU'D EXPECT!

From a hunter's website:

"[Q:] Is a Ruger 10/22 loaded with CCI Stingers sufficient for shooting coyotes as long as ranges are kept fairly short (under 100 yards)? ..

[A:] If you simply want dead coyotes and don't want the pelts. A 22 with stingers will do it if you put manure in the hollow points. They will eventually die from infection if hit."

In the next issue of the C.A.S.H. COURIER, Marilyn Leybra, a wildlife rehabilitator will have an article about how she single-handedly rescued a coyote from a leghold trap, and their immediate bonding.

STOP THE GUYS WHO PROFIT FROM AND PROMOTE COYOTE KILLING FOR PROFIT: THE BUREAU OF WILDLIFE (BOW), THE LUNATIC FRINGE OF THE NYS DEC

BOW of the NYS DEC (Department of Environmental Conservation) is attempting to change a regulation that would extend coyote hunting to 6 months. Coyotes can now be killed 24 hours a day, 5 months a year!

This proposed regulation was published in the New York State Register of March 31, 1999 as ENV-51098-00006RP. BOW will accept comments until May 27, 1999.

Comments should be addressed to:

Mr. Gerald Barnhart
Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
Department of Environmental Conservation
50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12233-4754
By FAX: (518)457-0691

THINK THAT'S BAD? SEE BELOW:

The New York State Assembly has a bill pending to allow coyote hunting all year!

Assembly Bill A06603 establishes an open season on coyotes to run from January 1st through December 31st. It would allow hunting of coyotes with dogs and allow use of handguns to hunt coyotes. [Keep in mind that 12 year olds can hunt.]

Comments should be addressed to:

The Honorable Sheldon Silver
Speaker, New York State Assembly
LOB 932/CAP 349,
Albany, NY 12248

and:

Governor George E. Pataki
State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224
Fax: (518)474-8099

What you can do: Write Comments! Points to mention:

  • We urge you to oppose the adoption of the regulation as well as the passage of A06603 for humane, ecological and economic reasons.
  • We oppose the extension of the season as it serves no ecological purpose. It is proposed solely to accommodate sport hunters' demand for extended opportunities to hunt coyotes. As stated in numerous publications and letters by DEC personnel, extending the hunting season for coyotes is not an effective population control measure, but rather an accommodation to the hunting community.
  • We further oppose the extension of the coyote hunting season because it favors hunters over the general public. Hunters are 4.5% of NY State's population. Of those 4.5%, only a fraction hunt small game. Why should wildlife, such as New York's coyotes, "owned" and enjoyed by all the people of the state of New York, be stressed, harassed, and destroyed to accommodate a miniscule portion of the population? Coyotes subsist on insects, rodents and carrion. They are the sanitation workers of the forests, and they are known to put out small fires! They are valuable members of the ecosystem in which they live.
  • We oppose the extension of coyote hunting on humanitarian grounds. When the hunting season is extended, pups born in April and still dependent on their parents in October are orphaned and have little chance of surviving on their own.
  • Coyotes are classified as "small game" and can be killed by 12-year-olds using firearms.
  • Small caliber weapons used on coyotes will produce a high crippling rate.
  • Most Americans oppose hunting solely for recreational reasons.

MORE DISTURBING COYOTE-KILLING NEWS FROM COLORADO

Baca and Prowers Counties in Colorado pay 7.50 for a pair of coyote ears. This is the first bounty in Colorado in 30 years!

What you can do:

Please contact Baca County Commissioners: Raymond Miller, Ted Lasley, Charles Wait, P.O. Box 116, Springfield, CO 81073-0116; Voice: 719-523-6532; Fax: 719-523-6584.

Prowers County Commissioners: Leroy Mauch, John Stulep; R. Clede Widener, P.O. Box 1046, Lamar, CO 81052-1046. Voice 719-336-9001; Fax: 719-336-2255. To keep abreast of issues in Colorado, contact via e-mail: PDRCOLO@aol.com


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