California Moves to Outlaw Predator Hunting Contests
The California Fish and Game Commission voted 3-2 to propose an end to predator hunting competitions. The proposed law would make it illegal to offer a reward for hunting predators, such as coyotes, effectively eliminating bounties and predator hunting contests. Coyote and predator hunts in California became a controversial topic after this year’s Coyote Drive hunt near the small town of Adin. Animal rights advocates widely criticized the event after two hunters mistakenly shot and injured a game warden this year, petitioning for the state to outlaw all predator hunting competitions. Read more at the OutdoorHub.