- Associated Press - Friday, December 16, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The portion of the Maine hunting calendar when it is legal to hunt for coyotes at night is getting underway.

Coyotes live in many different parts of the state, from urban areas to farms to the woods. They are viewed as pests by some because they sometimes prey on livestock and have an appetite for pet food and human garbage.

Efforts to curb the population of the animals have been largely unsuccessful. The state allows people to hunt coyotes all year long, but hunting at night is only legal from mid-December to the end of August.

The night hunt starts on Friday. Coyotes tend to be more active at night, which is when they do most of their own hunting.

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