The North Carolina Red Wolf Program faces its toughest criticism yet.
North Carolina has a wolf problem. If you’re unfamiliar with the story, the basis of which can be read about in our previous coverage of the scandal (as many have been referring to it), you’re probably wondering what sort of rules and regulations could possibly make shooting a coyote illegal, but killing a protected red wolf that’s on your private property perfectly within your rights.
Believe it or not, that’s the situation that came out of Jett Ferebee and other North Carolina landowners’ experience with the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Red Wolf Program, which aimed to release the protected species on a wildlife refuge, but failed in more ways than one.
For more, listen to this response from a recent public hearing, and you’ll get a better idea of what’s going on.
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There’s plenty more to read in the NCHuntandFish.com forums, where the story’s details have been shared, discussed and debated.
What’s not up for debate is the fact that something needs to be done to address the well-being of North Carolina’s wildlife, and though the US Fish and Wildlife Service would seemingly be the ones to trust in that matter, it simply may not be the case.