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No protesters, just 1 kill at NM coyote contest

4:45 PM, Nov 17, 2012   |    comments
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The business manager of Gunhawk Firearms in Los Lunas says so far only TV and radio reporters milling in the shop's parking lot were the biggest problem the hunt created.

Animal activists and the state's trust land commissioner were incensed when Gunhawk owner Mark Chavez said he'd go ahead with the hunt despite the protests.

Gunhawk's Rick Grosse said Saturday each of about 100 hunters signed a pledge to only hunt on private land with the owner's permission. He says there's no shortage of hunting spots because many ranchers lose cattle to coyotes and are happy to see them gone.

The hunt continues Sunday.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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