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Georgia State coyote competition to be hosted in Lee County

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Dozens of coyote hunters from across the nation are in South Georgia this weekend for the first Georgia State Coyote Hunting Competition.

Backwoods Outdoors in Lee County is the sponsor.

Several plantations and landowners will host more than 30 teams starting tonight.

Hunters say coyotes are a growing problem and killing quail, deer, and cattle.

Coyote hunter Rick Ward said "Ranchers and plantations that are managing deer are seeing significant decreases in their herds and the population and quality deer."

The hunt begins Friday night, and hunters will meet Sunday at noon at Backwoods Outdoors on Highway 19 in Lee County to decide the winner.

Coyotes are in season all year in Georgia and are growing in popularity as sport for hunters.

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