[PICTURES] Piles Of Coyote Carcasses Found In Iowa Ditches
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The Iowa DNR is seeking information regarding a despicable act.
After 13 coyote carcasses were found on Saturday the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is looking for information. The carcasses were found on Eagle Ave SW just north of Rohret Rd in Johnson County.
The Jefferson County Sherriff’s Office posted the incident on Facebook saying the coyotes were unlawfully left in a road ditch. The post says that “Iowa's wanton waste law requires that the usable portion of the game or fur-bearing animals be removed from the field.”
An additional group of coyote carcasses was found on Ivy Ave SW, north of 400th Street SW in Johnson County.
Anyone with any information on this incident is encouraged to Conservation Officer Erika Billerbeck at (319) 330-9710 or email email@example.com. Information can be submitted anonymously and is eligible for TIP rewards.
Coyote Hunting in Iowa
In Iowa, coyote hunting is permitted all year both day and night, however, a permit is still required.
Many people have turned to coyote hunting as a cheap efficient way to protect their farms. If you have experienced livestock loss from coyotes, they will likely return to feed again.
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