Judge won’t block Idaho wolf, coyote-killing competition

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By Laura Zuckerman

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – A federal judge on Friday denied a request by conservation groups to block a weekend hunting competition in Idaho targeting wolves and coyotes, condemned by wildlife advocates as an inhumane “killing contest.”

Organizers of the so-called coyote and wolf derby plan to kick off the event on Saturday, with two-person teams fanning out into national forest land around the town of Salmon in the mountains of east-central Idaho.

The event has drawn staunch opposition from conservationists who claim the tournament is cruel and unsportsmanlike and sets a chilling precedent by inviting children as young as 10 to participate.

But some ranchers and outfitters in Idaho see the competition as a recreational form of wildlife management aimed at reducing the number of nuisance predators threatening livestock and big game like elk that are prized by hunters.

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