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Hunter kills massive coyote in Missouri

[large thumbnail url=”hunter-kills-massive-coyote-in-missouri” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”12″ day=”16″] [thumbnail icon url=”hunter-kills-massive-coyote-in-missouri” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”12″ day=”16″] JEFFERSON CITY Mo – DNA tests show that a 104-pound canine shot by a hunter in Carroll County Nov. 13 was an unusually large coyote.

The hunter shot the big canine on opening day of Missouri’s November firearms deer season, thinking it was a coyote. Coyotes are legal game during deer season. However, when the hunter saw the animal’s size, he wondered if he had mistakenly shot a wolf. He reported the kill to Conservation Agent Marc Bagley. Bagley took possession of the animal and turned it over to the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Resource Science Division for identification.

Resource Scientist Jeff Beringer said the MDC staff took measurements and collected tissue and hair samples for DNA analysis. The test showed the animal was a coyote…

Read the entire story on wvgazette.com: Hunter kills 104-pound (!) coyote

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