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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 writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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