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State Officials Offer Coyote Hunters A Trapping Incentive

Feb 21, 2017

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering hunters an incentive to trap more coyotes.

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It's called the "Georgia Coyote Challenge," and it runs from March through August.

Each hunter who hands in a coyote carcass gets entered into a monthly drawing for chance to win a lifetime hunting license.

The DNR said cutting down on the coyote population will help protect native wildlife.

The Atlanta Coyote Project – a group that researches the animal in this area – issued a statement calling the challenge "inhumane and unwise."