Coyote Bounty Gains Momentum In Pa

12.13.13 | Bob Price

A bill that would authorize the Pennsylvania Game Commission to set a bounty on coyotes is advancing in the Legislature after winning the approval of the state House of Representatives. Named the “coyote control incentive program,” the bill would allow the state game commission to pay 25 dollars to any licensed hunter for each coyote that is lawfully killed.  Alpaca farmers say coyotes are killing their livestock.  Alpaca’s are llama-like animals that are valued for their fur.  Some are worth up to 20-thousand dollars. If approved by the Senate, this would be Pennsylvania’s first sanctioned bounty on a wild animal in about 50 years.  Wildlife officials estimate there are twice as many coyotes in Pennsylvania today as there were a decade ago.