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State offers meetings on new trapping permit December 10, 2011 Maine

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State offers meetings on new trapping permit December 10, 2011 Maine, Kennebec Journal

... The department now is paying hunters and trappers to target coyotes in deer yards in order to decrease the coyote population enough to help the dwindling deer herd... The department has been sued twice in the past five years for trappers catching lynx in foothold traps. It was sued in 2006 by the Animal Protection Institute in California and in 2008 by the Animal Welfare Institute in California and the Wildlife Alliance of Maine in Bangor...

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