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State-wide Coyote Hunting Competition wraps up

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 By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Hunters in Southwest Georgia wrapped up a big competition today.

Several plantations and landowners hosted more than 30 teams in the very first State Coyote Hunting Competition. Hunters brought in their animals to Backwoods Outdoors.

They included eight coyotes, five bobcats, 16 gray foxes, and one red fox. Hunters say coyotes are a growing problem that kill quail, deer, and cattle.

"There's a huge population of them (predator animals) so it's good not only to help the ranchers and farmers but it helps level things out when you're talking about populations growing and decreasing," said Georgia Predator Hunting Association Representative Rick Ward.

This is the first State Coyote Hunting competition held in Georgia. 


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