Seashore asked to ban predator hunting

Exposing the Big Game

Conservationists call on park leaders to prohibit coyote and fox hunting

By Mary Ann Bragg
Posted Dec. 12, 2014

SOUTH WELLFLEET – A request from wildlife conservationists to ban coyote and fox hunting in the Cape Cod National Seashore will be considered by the agency’s managers in the next few weeks.

Predator Defense, a conservation group in Oregon, joined with backers, including about 30 people on Cape Cod, to ask Seashore officials in a letter Tuesday to ban the hunting of meat-eating predators within the Seashore’s 44,000 acres. The Seashore boundaries include public and private lands across the Cape’s six easternmost towns.

Meat-eating predators found in the Seashore would include Eastern coyote, red fox, river otter and fisher, and in the future, could include gray fox, bobcat and black bear, according to the Predator Defense letter.

The Seashore follows state hunting regulations except for banning all hunting from March 1…

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