Coyotes are hated in Georgia, and the game department is in the hunt with this offer.
To encourage the taking of coyotes from March to August, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division is introducing the Georgia Coyote Challenge. Each coyote killed, up to five (5) a month per hunter/trapper, will earn an entry into a monthly drawing for a lifetime hunting and fishing license.
“Scientific research suggests that removal of coyotes during spring and summer is the most advantageous time to impact of predation on native wildlife,” says Georgia DNR Commissioner Mark Williams. “We want to encourage coyote removal efforts during this critical period.”
The coyote (Canis latrans) is a non-native predator that can be found in every Georgia county. Trapping and/or hunting are legal and recommended methods for managing coyotes. Because they did not historically live in Georgia, there is no closed season for their harvest.
Participants may bring coyote carcasses to select Wildlife Resources Division offices. For more information, click here.