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Atlanta Group Stands Up for Urban Coyotes

The Atlanta Coyote Project, which studies the wily canine, opposes Georgia's coyote-hunting contest.

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Ryan Stavely

Georgia’s coyote population has attracted so much concern, the Department of Natural Resources sponsors a coyote-hunting contest (last year, it resulted in almost 200 kills). But local group Atlanta Coyote Project, a research and public education group, argues that such hunting contests are a mistake and that coyotes in towns actually bring many benefits.