Neel Awwiller, left, of Fredericktown and Justin Hearn of Pataskala both bagged coyotes on the first drive of the day on Saturday. They said they were giving the pelts to a friend who is making a rug from them.

Chuck Martin/Mount Vernon News

Neel Awwiller, left, of Fredericktown and Justin Hearn of Pataskala both bagged coyotes on the first drive of the day on Saturday. They said they were giving the pelts to a friend who is making a rug from them. Request this photo

 

MORGAN TOWNSHIP — In the past 30 or so years, coyote have moved back into Ohio, settling in and reproducing to the extent that they are found in all 88 counties and have become a nuisance to livestock owners. Owners of cats and small dogs also have to be wary of the smart, adaptable canines that are even being spotted in cities.

State officials encourage hunters to trap or shoot them year-round. There is no bag limit and no season limits. All that is required in a hunting license.

 

Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or cmartin@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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