Bounty programs don't usually make much of a dent in the population. A lot fewer people are hunting/trapping now than even ten years ago. Biologists figure about 1% of the population might get taken due to bounties. Not enough to make any kind of a difference. It's also cheaper in most cases to run a bounty program than to have state workers cull the population. With Coyotes, you will earn your money. They're smart, have sharp senses and avoid humans usually.
If one thinks that one can just go out in the woods and they will just line up to be shot... not going to happen.
Hey Dark, Take that helmet off for a sec and let some air in. There is NO bounty in Minnesota. The last bounty was paid in 1965 when the program ended. Wolves are still on the Threatened list and cannot be taken in any way except in defense of human life. Only government trapper may remove wolves for live stock and other depredations. As far as Southern Illinois, there were no wolves in Southern Illinois as far back as 1974 when wolves were put on the endangered species list. You been hanging around too many newspaper guys? Check your facts dude.
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