Coyote Killing Contest to Go Forward

Hunt to take place this weekend

Adam Roy

A New Mexico gun shop will go forward with a planned coyote killing contest despite protests from both local residents and out-of-town activists. Gunhawk Firearms in Los Lunas, a village near Albuquerque, scheduled the event, which rewards the hunter who bags the most coyotes in one weekend. It is scheduled for this weekend, November 17 and 18. An online petition to stop the hunt has gathered more than 28,000 signatures to date. “A contest like this, organized by a business in this town, sends the absolute wrong message about our town,” said protester Guy Dicharry of Los Lunas.