Wildlife Damage Management, Internet Center for


Date of this Version

December 1975


Coyote depredations control research from the end of World War II to about 1960 was characterized by low levels of funding, a minimum of research facilities, an emphasis on lethal agents, few legislative restrictions, a lack of public interest, and little concern for the environment. Establishment of the Leopold Committee (1964) and Cain Committee (1971) were evidence of a growing public concern and awareness of the coyote-livestock problem.