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The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering hunters an incentive to trap more coyotes.
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It’s called the “Georgia Coyote Challenge,” and it runs from March through August.
Each hunter who hands in a coyote carcass gets entered into a monthly drawing for chance to win a lifetime hunting license.
The DNR said cutting down on the coyote population will help protect native wildlife.
The Atlanta Coyote Project – a group that researches the animal in this area – issued a statement calling the challenge “inhumane and unwise.”