Another possible set back for red wolf conservation

 

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).

1 response to Another possible set back for red wolf conservation

  1. Marilyn Johnson
    Marilyn Johnson says:

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

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