Nova Scotia government extending coyote bounty for three years

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HALIFAX - The province is extending a bounty on coyotes for three more years.

Natural Resources minister Charlie Parker says the province will continue paying $20 per pelt during the regular trapping season.

The cash-for-pelts system has been in place since the fall of 2010.

The minister says the system works because it "may help change" the behaviour of the animals and make them more frightened of humans.

The province has also distributed educational materials about the danger of coyotes, trained 13 trappers to target aggressive coyotes in selected areas and hired a wildlife conflict biologist.

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, HALIFAX

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