Will Hunters Be Called in to Stop Roaming Coyotes?

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013  |  Updated 7:07 AM EDT
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Will Hunters Be Called in to Stop Roaming Coyotes?

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Princeton officials are considering whether to use licensed hunters and trappers to reduce the growing population of coyotes and foxes in the Ivy league town.

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The number of complaints has been on the rise.

Animal control officer Mark Johnson tells The Times of Trenton people have been chased and a dog and a couple of cats were killed by coyotes.

Johnson says sharpshooters would likely be sent to certain wooded areas and fields to shoot and kill the coyotes.

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“We would not like to kill everything, but we definitely want to lessen the population,” Johnson told the paper.

Princeton uses a similar method to control the deer population.

The Animal Control Advisory Committee plans to meet Thursday in hopes of making a recommendation to the town council.

 


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