Archive for March, 2011

Anti-coyote/Anti-wolf Bills Scheduled for Public Hearing

Several bills intended to facilitate the killing of coyotes but which may also impact wolf recovery are scheduled to be heard before the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Wednesday, April 6 in the Cross Office Building Room 206 beginning at 1:00 P.M.  We encourage everyone to attend the hearing and express their opinions on these bills.  Those wishing to testify should make twenty copies of their testimony for each bill to give to the committee.  Providing copies is not required but is recommended. Read the rest of this entry »

Big Crowd Makes Maine Wildlife Appreciation Day 2011 a Big Success!

Maine Wildlife Appreciation Day

2011 Maine Wildlife Appreciation Day

The Maine Wolf Coalition participated in the sixth annual Maine Wildlife Appreciation Day at the State House Hall of Flags on Tuesday, March 15.  MWAD had perhaps its biggest crowds ever as numerous legislators, schoolchildren and other members of the public looked at the various exhibits which included a live saw whet owl and an eastern box turtle.  Read the rest of this entry »

Another Coyote Bounty Bill Introduced

Aroostook County Conservation Association

2011 Coyote Control Contest - 136 coyotes tagged

State Rep. L. Gary Knight (R) of Livermore Falls is sponsoring L.D. 1072, An Act to Establish a Coyote Bounty Permit.  The bill would establish a $40 permit making the permittee eligible to collect coyote bounties, establish coyote registration stations, and pay a $10 bounty for each coyote registered.  The bill does not state where the bounty money would come from or how much the program will cost.  It also does not state what impacts, if any, it will have on the coyote population or on Maine’s deer herd.  Anyone wishing to express their opinions to Rep. Knight can do so via email at or by home telephone at (207) 897-2489. Read the rest of this entry »