Coyote hunt planned in Las Cruces


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Another coyote hunting contest is causing controversy in the Las Cruces area.

The hunt is scheduled for the weekend of February 6 and coincides with the predator masters convention.

The southwest environmental center is asking the county commission and city council to speak out against the planned event.

The president of predator masters points out that the hunt is perfectly legal and coyotes are not considered protected animals.

Animal activists are planning on protesting the convention. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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