- Associated Press - Thursday, September 3, 2015

TOLONO, Ill. (AP) - A small community in eastern Illinois is debating whether to allow the hunting of coyotes as a way of controlling their population.

The idea is being tossed around on among village board members in Tolono, south of Champaign.

Trustee Jacquie Miller supports hunting, saying a coyote killed her pet cat even though she was careful not to leave food outside that could attract the animals at night.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1L7AX2o ) that she dismissed advice from experts that people should learn to coexist with growing coyote populations.

Former village trustee Jeff Revell said Tolono would have to find landowners willing to allow hunting on their property.

Village President Jeff Holt stressed no decision had been made and that input on alternatives was being sought from the Humane Society.


Information from: The News-Gazette, https://www.news-gazette.com

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