Coyote Trapping Bill Dies June 26, 2013 Maine

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Coyote Trapping Bill Dies June 26, 2013 Maine, Freepress Online
... A bill that would have eliminated a program that pays trappers to kill coyotes around deer yards has been defeated in the Legislature ... "The deer herd can not be increased by killing coyotes. Females double their litter size to compensate for deaths of neighboring coyotes," [Rep. Brian] Jones read from the statement. "Despite a 25-year effort to reduce coyotes by snaring and trapping, Maine's coyote population of 13,000 has remained roughly unchanged since 1985." ...

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