Amendment would facilitate control of coyote population January 18, 2012 Virginia

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Amendment would facilitate control of coyote population January 18, 2012 Virginia, Journal Press - King George

... Deer populations are reportedly down in many parts of Virginia as a result of coyote predation. ... The coyotes that entered from the north had bred with wolves along the way, according to research done by the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics ... the Westmoreland Supervisors ... draft an ordinance amendment that would allow the 35-to-40 pound mammals to be shot with rifles.

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