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Coyote (Canis latrans)
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A small number of coyotes are trapped each year, providing some income to Alaska trappers. In addition, a few are shot by hunters in pursuit of other species. A few individuals hunt coyotes by predator calling. The predator call simulates the cry of an injured rabbit and is probably the only effective way of hunting coyotes in Alaska.

The secretive nature of the coyote makes it an animal which is seldom seen by most Alaskans. It is for this reason that those rare sightings of a coyote take on a special significance. It appears that this newcomer to the Alaskan scene, the “song dog of the West,” has found a niche in our state.

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