A disturbing trend has infiltrated not only the South, but the Queen City itself: coyote killing contests.Seen as offensive by many who would not otherwise object to hunting as a sport, predator derbies offer prizes to contestants who kill the most carnivores.In the case of the Carolina Coyote Classic, organized by Charlotte-area hunters, participants killed 51 non-problem coyotes. Awards given for the heaviest and greatest number killed.The science repeatedly makes clear that coyote control is counterproductive.Once an alpha coyote is shot, beta coyotes quickly breed and produce larger litters, which then separate and disperse. Coyotes can thus quickly stabilize, even when 70 percent of their population has been killed.

Source: Charlotte isn’t the place for coyote killing contests – Charlotte Agenda