The Transylvania Times -

State Coyote Population To Be 'Managed'

 

January 18, 2018

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Coyotes were first reported spotted in North Carolina in the late 1930s but were not confirmed until the 1950s.

Many have stories about coyotes on their property, or of a cat or dog that has gone missing in the night.

Some resolution may be coming across the state, as North Carolina is one step closer to managing its growing coyote population. Through Feb. 9, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC) is accepting public input on its draft coyote management plan.

The draft plan reads that the first reported coyote was spotted in 1938 in North Carolina in Gaston County.

Confirmation of their presence wasn't until 1955 in Johnston County.

Before 1983, coyotes were sporadically seen on the co...



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