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Why I Like Coyotes

December 20, 2013 Bobbie Johnson

My wife Mary and I have volunteered and lived during two winters at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch in the remote northeastern corner of Yellowstone National Park. We drive 14-passenger buses, carrying seminar participants over the Lamar Valley’s snow-covered roads in search of wildlife. Wolves top the list of animals visitors want to see, and seminar
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Rick Lamplugh's Coyote Watch – Introduction

December 19, 2013 Bobbie Johnson

Welcome to the Rick Lamplugh’s Coyote Watch page! Rick will post here about coyotes, a canid he likes to observe even more than wolves. During several winters, Rick Lamplugh and his wife, Mary, volunteered and lived at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch in the remote northeastern corner of Yellowstone National Park. The Lamar Valley is known
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Two coyotes, two cities, lots of questions

December 13, 2013 Bobbie Johnson

In a week that saw one coyote killed by authorities and more under fire in a planned cull, in two separate Canadian cities, numerous questions remain. The killing occurred on December 10 in the north end of Winnipeg. “Area residents reported seeing the animal running into a backyard, and officers cornered it there and fired
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A Discussion Regarding the Spring Bear Hunt

November 18, 2013 Bobbie Johnson

[one_second][image src=”/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/defender-Radio-mjmcintosh-photo.jpg” align=”center” link=”/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/defender-Radio-mjmcintosh-photo.jpg” link_type=”zoom” ][/one_second][one_second]Michael Howie interviews Mike McIntosh/Bear With Us Click on link: http://www.furbearerdefenders.com/blogs/defender-radio/406-episode-107-spring-bear-hunt An excellent article stating the FACTS by Jim Johnston – Posted by Founding Director Lesley Sampson- CWC Team Facts versus Misinformation on Bear Issues I would like to clarify some information for folks about the Spring Bear Hunt (SBH)
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Wynne's war on wildlife continues

November 13, 2013 Bobbie Johnson

[one_second][image src=”/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/3-big.jpg” align=”center” caption=”Orphaned Bear Cub” link=”/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/3-big.jpg” link_type=”zoom” alt=”Orphaned Bear Cub”][/one_second][one_second]It is expected that Ontario Minister of Natural Resources, David Orazietti will announce a re-introduction of the spring bear hunt imminently. This will be the third attack of the Wynne government’s War on Wildlife. The first was the rollback of endangered species legislation in July
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Niagara Song Dogs ~ Call For Community Volunteers!

November 13, 2013 Bobbie Johnson

Niagara Region Song Dog Friends~ Call For Volunteers! Tyler’s Warmth is a group that collects clothing and has a free clothing drive for anyone in need. This is their first year doing the drive in Niagara Falls and it’s happening this Saturday. Please friends help a family in need. It sure is cold outside! We
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Reinstating The Spring Bear Hunt Is Not The Answer

November 12, 2013 Bobbie Johnson

Let Sleeping Bears Lie… The Ontario government ended the spring bear hunt in 1999 with conservationists, including wildlife advocacy organizations and bear biologists, applauding the decision. Fast forward to 2013, consider the predicament we are in today. MPP Bill Mauro (Liberal, Thunder Bay-Atikokan) introduced a private members bill in the legislature to re-instate the spring
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October 24, 2013 Bobbie Johnson

On the home front, CWC have been busy with very exciting opportunities to present our Coyote Strategy Framework. Our audiences include nature organizations, athletic clubs, Council members, and law enforcement personnel. Recently, Coyote Watch Canada founding director Lesley Sampson presented at the MLEOA Municipal Law Enforcement Officers Association Conference. The presentation was well received. There
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Glaring Lack of Training and Compassion: RCMP Runs Over Coyote

October 23, 2013 Bobbie Johnson

Today in Moncton New Brunswick a member of the RCMP killed a coyote with his vehicle. Yes. Premeditated. Without provocation. The officer deliberately, set out to kill… one… lone… song dog. Shocking move by highly trained members of Canada’s elite. Or is it? One thing is for sure, this tragic event is sad and a
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Not A Love Story

October 20, 2013 Bobbie Johnson

If you love wolves, why not love coyotes too? Why not respect and advocate for all predators? The vital role acting as our “eco-thermometer” is critical to genetic diversity and healthy landscapes. Aside from their ecological impact; predators are fascinating, drive tourism dollars and keep us connected with a wildness so often misunderstood. Time to
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