Wildlife groups seek to stop 'Georgia Coyote Challenge'

June 23, 2018 - 12:37 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — A coalition of more than 25 wildlife and animal protection organizations are objecting to the upcoming "Georgia Coyote Challenge" that involves killing the animals.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Humane Society of the United States and other groups recently sent letters urging Gov. Nathan Deal to cancel the event.

During the six-month period from March to August, the challenge offers Georgia residents the chance to win a lifetime hunting license.

Residents enter to win the license by providing photo evidence of having killed a coyote. Individuals are allowed to submit up to 10 entries, each representing one coyote killed.

This is the second year that the challenge has been offered.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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