September 19, 2009
Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife-Idaho are holding their Fifth Annual Predator Derby. What is this you ask? The purpose of the derby is to see which team of hunters can kill the most coyotes, bobcats, foxes and wolves in a certain time period. The rules: Each animal is worth points: bobcats and foxes are two points, coyotes two points and wolves three points. The team with the most points wins. If there is a tie the heaviest weights determine the winner. There may even be a special prize for the heaviest coyote.
The proceeds of the derby go to their wolf litigation fund.
I found two definitions of sportsman:
1. a person who exhibits qualities especially esteemed in those who engage in sports, as fairness, courtesy, good temper, etc.
2. A person whose conduct and attitude exhibit sportsmanship.
Do either of these definitions describe the actions that will be taken in this derby? Do sportsman have predator killing contests?
Photos: Wikimedia Commons Posted in: Predator Derby Tags: wolves, coyotes, bobcats, foxes, Idaho SFW killing derby, coyote killing contest, protest animal cruelty