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Georgia Declares War on Coyote

In an effort to reduce the high population of resident coyotes, the state of Georgia has introduced new incentives for hunters and trappers to target the predator. The Coyote Challenge is a program sponsored by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division to reward those who kill coyotes. Monthly drawings for lifetime hunting licenses or credits toward the purchase of licenses are held for those who participate.

The DNR suggests that the best time of year to remove coyotes and reduce their impact on native wildlife is during the spring or summer. The season on coyotes is open year-round because the species is non-native to the state, yet found in every county.

While there is no legal limit on coyotes, hunters and trappers may bring up to five carcasses a month to DNR offices, each carcass earning one entry in the monthly drawing.

Click for Tom Spigolon’s complete article in West Georgia Neighbor.

Posted February 27, 2017