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Controversial Coyote Hunting in Red Wolf Area to Start

posted Apr 2, 2015, 11:53 PM by chloe owens

2/24/15, by Karen Chavez, Citizen-Times

Controversial coyote hunting in red wolf area to start

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will allow conditional daytime coyote hunting on private lands in the five-county red wolf reintroduction area by individuals issued an authorizing permit beginning Friday, which does not sit well with some wildlife conservation groups. Permits to hunt coyotes on private property from one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset in Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Tyrrell and Washington counties will be available through a free, self-serve process…Coyotes are found in all 100 counties of the state and pose a predatory threat to pets, livestock and native wildlife. Hunting and trapping are effective tools for landowners to manage coyote populations on a localized basis. The Wildlife Commission will hold a public hearing to receive comments on permanent rules regarding coyote hunting in the five-county red wolf reintroduction area…