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New Mexico coyote hunting contest sparks protests
google.com ^ | 11/21/2012 | RUSSELL CONTRERAS

Posted on 11/21/2012 1:36:24 PM PST by massmike

The terms of the competition are simple: Hunters in New Mexico have two days this weekend to shoot and kill as many coyotes as they can, and the winners get their choice of a free shotgun or a pair of semi-automatic rifles.

But the planned two-day coyote hunting contest has sparked an online petition that has generated tens of thousands of signatures worldwide. The FBI is investigating a death threat to the gun shop owner who is sponsoring the hunt. And one protester has even vowed to dress like a coyote to trick hunters into accidentally killing a human.

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TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: banglist; coyote; coyotehunt

1 posted on 11/21/2012 1:36:30 PM PST by massmike
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To: massmike
And one protester has even vowed to dress like a coyote to trick hunters into accidentally killing a human.

Note to self: Take shovel on coyote hunt.

2 posted on 11/21/2012 1:40:22 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: massmike

The hunt was pretty much a bust. The state closed their lands, and I think BLM did too, so it was all on private property. I heard about 25 coyotes were killed. There’s probably more than than living within a mile of me based on the racket they make.


3 posted on 11/21/2012 1:42:01 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: massmike

There will always be an ample supply of coyotes. They’ll never be a threatened species.


4 posted on 11/21/2012 1:42:21 PM PST by lurk
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To: massmike

“And one protester has even vowed to dress like a coyote to trick hunters into accidentally killing a human.”

Darwin in action...

A bit like swimming in a shark tank wearing a meat suit.


5 posted on 11/21/2012 1:43:22 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Still seeking change.)
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To: lurk
Coyotes are a versatile and adaptive species who have long since become quite at home, not only in the country but in suburban and urban environments. Chicago, for example, has a sizable indigenous population. They have been under study by urban ecologists. They mostly avoid people, are seldom aggressive, and actually perfom a valued service by their efficient hunting and eating of rodents. A typical coyote in a city can eat as many as 3000 rats a year.

So hunt away, but they are here to stay.

6 posted on 11/21/2012 1:48:11 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: massmike

“And one protester has even vowed to dress like a coyote to trick hunters into accidentally killing a human.”

That presumes that PETA persons are human.

Got Proof?


7 posted on 11/21/2012 1:51:36 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: gundog

This comment made me laugh. Thanks :)


8 posted on 11/21/2012 1:59:26 PM PST by NMCicero
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To: NMCicero

Take laughs where you can get’em, these days.


9 posted on 11/21/2012 2:02:53 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: lurk

good fur for a winter jacket..(if its not shedding time)


10 posted on 11/21/2012 2:10:06 PM PST by goat granny
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To: gundog

Ain’t that the truth.


11 posted on 11/21/2012 2:14:42 PM PST by NMCicero
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To: massmike

If there are no coyotes, who will answer Matt Moneymaker?


12 posted on 11/21/2012 2:35:37 PM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the lance and the arrows as a warning.)
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To: GladesGuru

Can we pick the human?


13 posted on 11/21/2012 2:36:54 PM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the lance and the arrows as a warning.)
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To: gundog

That pretty much explained the mental capacity of the protesters, didn’t it.
Hot diggity damn, I don’t want them hunters shooting varmints, so I’ll dress up like a varmint so they can plug me instead....WTF??


14 posted on 11/21/2012 3:14:42 PM PST by Quickgun (I came here screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Now if some enterprising person could train them to eat gang-bangers, I might be persuaded to stop shooting them.


15 posted on 11/21/2012 3:20:01 PM PST by GreyHoundSailor
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16 posted on 11/21/2012 3:21:50 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: hinckley buzzard

“Chicago, for example, has a sizable indigenous population.”

Yes, I can attest to this for a fact. I’ve lived here all my life, and I’ve never actually seen a live one, since they are very careful to stay out of sight of humans, but you can hear them in the forest preserves, or up on the freight train tracks at night. A few years back we did get a bold one who tried to nab a small dog in a mall parking lot, right off the owner’s leash.


18 posted on 11/21/2012 3:54:25 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: gundog

BUMP


19 posted on 11/21/2012 3:57:37 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: massmike

How about hunting gangbangers?

I am as Pro-2A as they come but despise hunts like this.


20 posted on 11/21/2012 5:28:10 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: massmike

How about hunting gangbangers?

I am as Pro-2A as they come but despise hunts like this.


21 posted on 11/21/2012 5:28:29 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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22 posted on 11/21/2012 5:52:37 PM PST by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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If you’d like to be on or off this Outdoors/Rural/wildlife/hunting/hiking/backpacking/National Parks/animals list please FR mail me. And ping me is you see articles of interest.
23 posted on 11/21/2012 5:53:20 PM PST by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I am as Pro-2A as they come but despise hunts like this.

I agree but probably for a different reason than you do. Coyotes are just too similar to dogs for me to shoot one. Couldn't do it. And yes, I know their bad qualities.

24 posted on 11/21/2012 6:49:29 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: PubliusMM
It sounds like something out of C.S.I..
I assume the hunters are wise enough not to shoot anything that goes around on two legs, rather than four.

25 posted on 11/22/2012 5:48:14 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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