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Del. Considering Coyote Hunting and Trapping


GUMBORO, Del.- The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is considering plans to allow the hunting and trapping of coyotes.

DNREC representatives say the public comment period is open for feedback on the proposal to allow hunters to hunt and trap coyotes for several months a year. However, hunters like Ray Ellis want the hunting season to be year-round.

"Coyotes can do so much damage to livestock and wildlife," said Ellis, who hunts in Delaware and Maryland. "They eat turkeys, rabbits, even small cats and dogs. They're fair game for a coyote."

Some people, like Donna Wilheir of Georgetown, believe there are more humane solutions.

"Just relocate them," said Wilheir. "That's what traps are for."

The plans would allow the hunting of coyotes between Nov. 1 and the end of February. The proposed trapping season would run from Dec. 10 to March 10.


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