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Published February 08, 2011, 02:26 PM

No $100 bounty for shooting a coyote in ND

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota hunters won't be getting a $100 bounty for shooting a coyote.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota hunters won't be getting a $100 bounty for shooting a coyote.

Coyotes are causing more expensive problems in western North Dakota because cattle and lamb prices are good. Some North Dakota senators say a possible solution is to pay hunters $100 for each coyote they shoot, up to a maximum of 2,000 coyotes statewide.

Opponents of the measure say it would take $200,000 away from a program that uses professional hunters to control coyote numbers.

Bowman Sen. Bill Bowman says that approach isn't working, because coyotes are getting more numerous.

The bounty bill failed in the North Dakota Senate on Tuesday, 30-16. The bill is SB2224.

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