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You already have to pay $3 or $4 to hunt at night. Maybe they should just wave the fee to encourage more guys to get out there. As for the bounty system I'm thinking with the anti's crawling up our orifices it isn't a good idea, AB mentioned that you can get some money out them selling them even unskinned. I know Ben's Trading Post in Presque Isle had a coyote contest last winter and I think he had somewhere around 60 registered for the contest. Maybe more of these contests could promote more coyote hunting.
 

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Ben's Trading Post contest had cash for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place with the $5 or $10 entry fee along with a Maine Vue Optics 6-24x50AO scope that we donated to go along with the first place winner. The rules were simple enough you had to shoot the coyote legally, and have the mouth propped open for weigh in so you could see if someone stuck lead down in the throat or something. Unfortunately he had one A-hole that bought a couple coyotes and tried to register them even though he was caught the first time and the second all but proven to have bought it was told he could either withdraw the coyote without any questions, or keep it in the contest and Ben would let everyone know what a dishonest, lying, piece of crap he was.
 

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A valid point K6 and it would encourage a guy to keep at it after shooting a big dog. I don't think the government is going to help out much in thinning the coyote population, although allowing the use of snares again would most likely be a big help.
 
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