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Le Petit Palais, site of the Earth to Paris summit, December 7, 2015. (Photo Credit: Pierce Nahigyan)
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SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – A controversial hunting contest in Idaho targeting wolves and coyotes has ended with nearly two dozen coyotes killed but no wolves shot, though rancor over the event remains undiminished.
The coyote and wolf derby was promoted by ranchers and hunting enthusiasts as a form of family recreation aimed at reducing the number of predators threatening livestock and big-game animals like elk prized by hunters. It was condemned by conservationists as cruel and unsportsmanlike.
The weekend hunt on national forest land ringing the Idaho mountain town of Salmon drew 250 contestants seeking cash and trophies in categories ranging from bagging the largest wolf to shooting the most female coyotes. Children as young as 10 were invited to compete in a youth division.
The event was sponsored by Idaho for Wildlife, which fights “all radical anti-hunting and anti-gun environmentalists,” according to its executive director Steve Alder.
Adler said none of the teams managed to kill a wolf, but 23 coyotes were killed, making it a far cry from the “wolf killing spree” predicted by opponents.
“It shows hunting is not an effective tool to eliminate wolves. We’re going to have to take more aggressive action,” Alder said.
Hunters brought coyote carcasses to Salmon to be measured and counted and potentially sold to fur buyers. Several carcasses were piled in the back of pickup trucks.
Some contestants said they were disappointed at not bagging any wolves, and expressed frustration with opponents of the event.
“We’ll only have agreement with environmentalists when we kill all the wolves here,” said Jeremiah Martin, a hunter from Salmon.
Online petitions criticizing the contest garnered tens of thousands of signatures and opponents have threatened a boycott of Idaho’s famous potatoes.
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Wildlife officials are in the process of translocating 15 “rogue” elephants between protected breeding grounds in Kenya this week.
The animals are being moved from the Ol Pejeta Conservancy to Meru National Park after “terrorizing residents,” damaging crops and destroying fences in the area, according to a report from The Star, a Kenyan newspaper. An official with the park said the relocation process is normal and carried out whenever populations surge to help control human-wildlife conflicts.
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