|Coyotes are not very afraid of humans and|
are major consumers of pet dogs and cats
along with domestic sheep and calves
From the Santa Fe New Mexican - ALBUQUERQUE — A shooting range and gun store is scheduled to hold a two-day contest to see who can kill the most coyotes in New Mexico.
KOB-TV reports that Calibers Shooting Sports Center in Albuquerque is set to hold the hunting challenge for two-member teams beginning Dec. 1. The grand prize for winning is a pair of Bushmaster AR-15 rifles.
Caliber’s owner, Ryan Burt, says he came up with the idea after he was approached by several ranchers from around the state who have been dealing with coyotes harming livestock.
Susan Weiss, an advocate for the “Coexist with Coyotes” group, called the planned contest “immoral and disgusting.”
Coyotes have no protection under New Mexico Law. Read more