April 19, 2019
As I was growing up in and around Ekalaka, coyotes were public enemy number one. Everyone killed them on sight. It was generally believed (and I believe it) that they were a terrible predator of lambs and even calves sometimes. They were shot on sight but they were so skinny and fast that it was hard to get a good shot at them. There was a bounty on them, as I remember it was $15 for an adult and either $5 or $10 for a pup. There was also a bounty on Magpies but I shot at many of them and all I could get them to do was jump sometimes. One thing that people did was dig out a den of coyotes....
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