Friday, 18 May 2012 15:31
Open houses set to discuss Utah's Predator-Control Incentive program
A new effort is underway to help mule deer in Utah.
Reducing and controlling coyotes in areas inhabited by mule deer is the goal of Utah's Predator-Control Incentive program. You can learn more about the program at the DWR's website or by attending an open house.
Photo by Lynn Chamberlain
The effort is called the Predator-Control Incentive program. The program has one goal: To reduce and control the number of coyotes in areas in Utah that are inhabited by mule deer.
And you can help: Participants in the new program will receive $50 for each coyote that is submitted according to the rules of the program.
The incentive program is part of the Mule Deer Protection Act. As soon as the Utah Legislature passed the act during its 2012 legislative session, Division of Wildlife Resources offices were flooded with questions from coyote hunters who wanted to know more.
Since the session ended, John Shivik, mammals coordinator for the DWR, says the DWR and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food have worked closely together to craft the program. "We're to the point now that we're ready to share the program with the public," Shivik says.
If you're interested in helping the deer herds and making some money, you can learn more about the program one of two ways:
The following is the open house schedule:
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