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Mon., March 25, 2013, 10:46 a.m.

Utah’s $50 bounty on coyotes questioned

Roaming a snowy field: A coyote watches passing motorists on Thursday in a field near Airway Heights. (Tyler Tjomsland)
Roaming a snowy field: A coyote watches passing motorists on Thursday in a field near Airway Heights. (Tyler Tjomsland)

PREDATORS -- Bounties are back!

Utah's plan to kill coyotes to save mule deer questioned

A decline in mule deer over the past generation prompted the Utah Legislature to create a $50 bounty to encourage hunters to kill coyotes. However, some scientists question whether the coyotes are to blame for the decline in mule deer and if the bounty program is really working.  -- New York Times




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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