ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A southeastern New Mexico gun store has announced that it is hosting a coyote hunting contest following a similar hunt by another gun store that sparked protests.
Larry's Discount Gun Shop and Sporting Goods is organizing a two-day coyote hunting competition starting Saturday. Under the rule of the contest, two-person teams will try to kill as many coyotes as possible with first-place winner getting a pair of semi-automatic rifles.
The contest come after a gun store in Los Lunas held a similar contest in October despite angry protests and death threats from animal rights activists.
Animal rights groups are pushing a state proposal to ban similar coyote hunts.