Coyote Killing Contests Not Effective Management
A common belief is that coyote killing contests are effective means to manage their population and reduce predator-livestock conflicts. However, this belief is false! Scientists who study this issue have found not only that coyotes manage their own numbers, but that the random killing of coyotes can actually increase conflicts with livestock, by disrupting coyote social structure and driving them to seek new territories.
Watch the short video below, featuring biologist Dave Parsons of Project Coyote, to learn more!