Planned Coyote Hunt Causes Controversy

Jan 23, 2014

Credit Courtesy: State of Texas

A planned hunt featuring the calling and shooting of coyotes in southern New Mexico is drawing fire.

The Southwest Environmental Center asked this week for Dona Ana County Commission and Las Cruces City Council to speak out against the planned event scheduled February 6 to 8.

The hunt will coincide with a convention sponsored by the Utah-based group Predator Masters at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces.

Jeff Mock, president of Predator Masters, told the Las Cruces Sun-News that no prizes will be award for the hunt and the hunters are free to hunt coyotes in New Mexico since they are not protected.

Animal and wildlife advocates say they are planning a protest of the convention.

Information from the Las Cruces Sun-News.

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