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On March 26, in a 3-1 vote Coconino County Supervisors passed Resolution 2019-05 in opposition to quantity-based predator hunts and encouraging Arizona Game and Fish Commissioners to consider their position as it moves forward in rulemaking to outlaw the contests. (Photo/Adobe Stock)

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Ban on coyote hunting contests finalized

Rule passes governor’s regulatory review in 6-0 vote

Arizona has banned organized contests where hunters try to kill the most coyotes or other wildlife predators for prizes such as cash or hunting equipment.

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Deadline for public comment on proposal to restrict predator hunting contests May 12

The commission’s intent in adopting this rule is to address social concerns associated with hunting contests that award prizes to participants who kill the largest number or variety of predatory or fur-bearing animals.

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Coconino County passes resolution on predator hunting contests

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