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Albuquerque Gun Business Holding Coyote Contest (Shoot Coyotes in NM, Win AR-15 Rifle as Prize)
KOB Eyewitness News 4 ^ | 10/17/2012 | Joseph Lynch

Posted on 10/18/2012 3:22:01 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Albuquerque gun business holding coyote contest

This is my Bushmaster XM-15...

An Albuquerque gun business is having a contest to see which two men can kill the most coyotes. The grand prize for winning the contest is a pair of AR-15 rifles. The contest has people sounding off about the upcoming contest.

The people who live around the Village of Corrales may have never met Susan Weiss, but they've seen her.

"The coyote lady. That's what i'm referred to as, the coyote lady," Weiss said. She likes the title. She has been an advocate for the "Coexist with Coyotes" group for more than a decade and thinks the coyotes get a bad rap. When she heard about the "Coyote Calling" contest by Caliber's to see who could kill the most coyotes, she was disgusted.

"Hunting to eat is one matter. But just hunting for a contest I think is really immoral and disgusting," Weiss said. "Most of the people that I talk to really enjoy seeing them and don't want to bother them and do understand that they have to keep their animal- their own animals safe."

Caliber's owner, Ryan Burt, said he was approached by several ranchers from around the state who have been dealing with the coyote problems. He thinks it's a win-win situation for Caliber's sportsmen who get to hunt, and for ranchers who have coyote issues.

"There's a balance. right now the balance according to our ranching and farming community is that it's kind of shifted to the coyotes favor," Burt said.

Burt and Weiss are both in agreement that whether you like it or not, no one is breaking any laws. Coyotes have absolutely no protection by any law in NM.

(Excerpt) Read more at kob.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Local News; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Sports
KEYWORDS: ar15; banglist; coyote; gunsandammo; hunting; newmexico; peta
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1 posted on 10/18/2012 3:22:15 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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More coverage ...

Shoot coyotes in NM, win assault rifle as prize

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/oct/18/shoot-coyotes-in-nm-win-assault-rifle-as-prize/?ap


2 posted on 10/18/2012 3:26:15 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are going to have a problem with this.


3 posted on 10/18/2012 3:26:29 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: DogByte6RER

The coyote lady is making perfect sense to me


4 posted on 10/18/2012 3:34:31 PM PDT by Naplm
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To: DogByte6RER
Well - I lived in NM for most of my youth. We were inundated with coyotes - primarily because we were inundated with jack-rabbits.

Now if you're a farmer, you really like coyotes, because they keep the rabbit population down a bit, making it more likely your crops won't be damaged as much.

If you're a rancher, you don't like coyotes because they gang up and go after your calves.

So it's sort of all-out war against both of these critters there. Yet, there still exists a huge number of both.

5 posted on 10/18/2012 3:35:46 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: wideawake

You beat me to it... here’s the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq-suP7g6nE


6 posted on 10/18/2012 3:35:55 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: DogByte6RER
Coyotes are vile, vicious creatures.
7 posted on 10/18/2012 3:41:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: DogByte6RER

Looks like V-Max and PSP ammo sales will skyrocket.


8 posted on 10/18/2012 3:42:57 PM PDT by InsidiousMongo
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To: Ron C.
Well - I lived in NM for most of my youth. We were inundated with coyotes - primarily because we were inundated with jack-rabbits.

Now if you're a farmer, you really like coyotes, because they keep the rabbit population down a bit, making it more likely your crops won't be damaged as much.

If you're a rancher, you don't like coyotes because they gang up and go after your calves.

So it's sort of all-out war against both of these critters there. Yet, there still exists a huge number of both.

What it you're a Roadrunner?

9 posted on 10/18/2012 3:43:36 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!r)
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To: DogByte6RER

“”Hunting to eat is one matter. But just hunting for a contest I think is really immoral and disgusting,” Weiss said.”

Lady you’re welcome to your opinion. You are now dismissed.


10 posted on 10/18/2012 3:46:13 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: DogByte6RER

We have many coyote contests here and usually the entry fees go toward the prize money that sometimes be several thousand dollars. I have entered a couple times with a buddy. We placed 3rd one time with 6 coyotes, but it was a small contest with only about 20 teams.

It is not unusual to take 20 or more coyotes to win one of the larger contests.


11 posted on 10/18/2012 4:54:41 PM PDT by Okieshooter
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To: BenLurkin

You wrote: “Coyotes are vile, vicious creatures.”
One day we watched five coyotes kill and eat a deer about two hundred yards from our house. The ‘yotes were blood red from nose to behind their ears. They clean up the after birth following calving and are not too proud to eat a calf if they can manage it. We have been known to shoot them but being the successful critters that they are, we have no shortage around here (se Arizona).


12 posted on 10/18/2012 4:58:33 PM PDT by ammomajor (If 'helicopter Ben' says gold isn't money, I want more of it.)
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To: BenLurkin
Coyotes are vile, vicious creatures.

No they aren't...they are part of the balance of Nature and my guns and I help keep things even out there.
Coyotes are good targets and there is no end of them.

13 posted on 10/18/2012 5:03:21 PM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: DogByte6RER

ROTFLOL


14 posted on 10/18/2012 5:41:12 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Ron C.

Yes Ron there are still a large number of coyotes.

I don’t know how I feel about a coyote hunt and have been on the fence since I first heard this on the radio several days ago.

But I do think Albuquerque may have quite a lot. We see them run in the arroyo behind our home almost daily (we live on the NW side of Albuquerque and are in no way rural).


15 posted on 10/18/2012 6:00:56 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: leapfrog0202
A relative that lived there in Alb told me about several of his neighbors losing pets to coyotes (cats and small dogs.)

When that begins it's time to drive these predators out, or severely reduce the number of coyotes in some fashion.

We had a bounty on them back in the early 60's - it worked well - making them far less numerous rather quickly.

16 posted on 10/18/2012 6:09:01 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: leapfrog0202

They’re not afraid of humans anymore. That’s one of the biggest problems, IMHO!

And, like mice & rats...you can kill ‘em all you want but they’ll never go away.


17 posted on 10/18/2012 7:16:51 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Hilarious!!!


18 posted on 10/18/2012 7:17:29 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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