September 29, 2020

Kentucky to Allow Sale of Live Coyotes

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Coyotes have infiltrated the state of Kentucky in large numbers and they are reproducing at great rates. As the population grows, so do the number of nuisance calls along with pets getting eaten and farms being pestered.

Trappers have not much use for the animal because the value of their pelt is perhaps $10 – $15 on a good day. In an attempt by the Kentucky Legislature to do something to help curb the growth, the House has passed a bill that would allow licensed trappers in Kentucky to capture coyotes alive and sell them to hunters to use in enclosed areas for dog training. A live coyote can fetch upwards of $100 each.

The bill cleared the House by a vote of 85 – 15. It now heads on to the Senate.

Tom Remington

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