© 2024 | Jefferson Public Radio
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520
541.552.6301 | 800.782.6191
Listen | Discover | Engage a service of Southern Oregon University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Wildlife groups work to reshape Oregon's approach to 'predatory animals'

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission opted not to pass rules banning coyote-hunting contests at its last meeting of 2022.

One of the obstacles to make such rules is the official state view of the coyote as a "predatory animal." That status--meaning it can mess up livestock and other agriculture--makes it easier to trap and kill coyotes. So wildlife defense groups are working to change state law on predatory animals, with Senate Bill 199 in the current session of the legislature.

Quinn Read, Oregon Policy Director at the Center for Biological Diversity, walks us through the proposed changes and their early odds of passing and other priorities of the Oregon Wildlife Coallition.

Stay Connected
The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily news program focused on issues, people and events across Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the program's senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.