NC Wildlife Holding Coyote Workshops

Coyote photo. Source:
Coyote photo. Source:

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The NC Wildlife Resources Commission, along with NC State Cooperative Extension and USDA Wildlife Services, is holding two coyote conflict management workshops for landowners who want to learn about available tools to remove problem coyotes from their property, as well as non-lethal methods that can be used to prevent conflicts.

The first workshop will be held on August 2, 2016, 5:45-9pm, at the Iredell County Extension Center, located at 444 Bristol Drive in Statesville NC. For more information or to register for the Aug. 2 workshop in Statesville, call 704.873.0507.

The second workshop will be held on August 9, 2016, 5:45-9pm, at the Pitt County Extension Center, located at 403 Government Circle, in Greenville NC. For more information or to register for the Aug. 9 workshop in Greenville, call 252.902.1709.

The cost is $10 per person for each workshop.

Biologists will discuss the following topics:

  • Coyote biology and behavior
  • Trapping techniques to address problem coyotes
  • Practical, non-lethal methods to prevent/reduce coyote conflicts
  • Laws and regulation on taking coyotes

A question-and-answer session will begin at 8:45pm.

According to the NC Wildlife website:

Coyotes in North Carolina look similar to red wolves, but coyotes are smaller, have pointed and erect ears, and long slender snouts. The tail is long, bushy and black-tipped and is usually carried pointing down.

Color is typically dark gray but can range from blonde, red, and even black. Size is also variable, but averages about 2 feet tall at the shoulder and 4 feet in length.

Adults are about the size of a medium-sized dog and weigh between 20 and 45 pounds.

For more information on coyotes in North Carolina. visit NC Wildlife.

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