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State Wildlife Agency Reviews Night Hunting Of Coyotes And Hogs PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 22 May 2012 12:50

ELIZABETH CITY, (AP) — North Carolina's wildlife agency is considering new rules on hunting coyotes and feral hogs.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Va., reported the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is proposing night hunting of hogs and coyotes with flashlights on private land.
Commissioners expect to decide on the new rules in July. They could take effect Aug. 1.
State officials have expanded the rules on trapping and hunting coyotes and feral hogs to control the animals, which reproduce quickly and eat just about anything.
Coyotes eat pet food as well as squirrels, rabbits and feral cats attracted to food in the back yards of homes.
Officials say hog populations can double every four months. Hogs have damaged the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge and the wild horse habitat.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 May 2012 12:51
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