Unfortunately, Ohio H.B. 553 was introduced which would prevent the Ohio Division of Wildlife from adopting rules to regulate the killing of coyotes – including banning cruel coyote trophy killing contests as well as year-round coyote and trapping. This bill is moving quickly as there was a sponsor hearing on 5/12/2020 and proponent hearing scheduled 5/20/2020 had a hearing in the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee. OAA asks that you strongly urge your state representative TODAY to oppose H553 (action alert), as it is critical that the scientists at the Ohio Division of Wildlife maintain authority to regulate all of Ohio’s authority – not lobbyists or lawmakers.