New York town ponders whether to allow killing coyotes

Salina, N.Y. (AP) – The town board in a Syracuse suburb has decided to hold another hearing on whether to allow residents to hire a wildlife professional to kill coyotes.

Board members in Salina Monday night announced a May 14 hearing to consider allowing a shotgun with buckshot to be used. On April 9, residents discussed a motion allowing a bow and arrow or crossbow, but a wildlife professional said that would not work.

The Post-Standard reports that some Scottsdale Circle residents fear for the safety of their children and pets after a coyote killed a resident's cat. They want to hire someone to eliminate some of the coyotes.

Town code prohibits firearms from being used within Salina's borders. The town would have to grant a temporary exception to hire a professional to the kill the coyotes.

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