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Western Minn. counties take varying views of coyote bounties


MONTEVIDEO -- A $10 price was placed on the head of coyotes in Chippewa County starting Dec. 1, and some bounty hunters are answering the call.

One week after the start of the bounty program, Chippewa County had paid out $10 bounties for eight coyotes. All of the coyote bounties were claimed by hunters who pursued the animals with firearms, and none by trappers, according to Chippewa County Sheriff Stacy Tufto. His office is responsible for overseeing the bounty program.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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