Georgia Coyote Challenge
Eighteen scientists condemned the Georgia state agency-sanctioned “Georgia Coyote Challenge" this month, stating, “This purported management tool is nothing more than a wildlife killing contest (WKC)..."
There is no credible evidence that indiscriminate killing of coyotes or other predators effectively serves any genuine interest in managing other species.
Project Coyote scientists also point to the DNR’s contradictory position on organized coyote killing programs, citing the Georgia Deer Management Plan (2015-2024), which was prepared by the DNR and states: “Coyote bounties [are] viewed as an ineffective tool. … [Wildlife Resources Division] and [the Georgia State] General Assembly oppose coyote bounty programs.”
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