Controversial Wolf-Kill Event Spotlights Conservation Debate
The objective for Idaho's Predator Hunting Contest and Fur Rendezvous is simple: kill as many wolves and coyotes as possible.By Madison Conklin | January 2, 2015
The first of the new year marked the start of Idaho's second annual wolf-kill derby. The event, called the Predator Hunting Contest and Fur Rendezvous, has one main goal: kill as many wolves and coyotes as possible. (Video via National Geographic)
The private group hosting the competition, Idaho for Wildlife, will award a $1,000 prize for most wolves and most coyotes killed, as well as separate prizes for participants aged 10-13 and 14-17. Event organizers also say fur traders will be in attendance to buy fur for some cold, hard cash.
The competition caused a lot of controversy during its inaugural year in 2013 and was temporarily put on Idaho's back burner this past November.