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Coyote-calling contest in Montana prompts howls from animal rights groups, hunters

Updated: January 16, 2007, 7:57 PM ET
By Matthew Brown | Associated Press — Jan. 11, 2007

The open range surrounding Baker, Mont., will be the site of a "coyote calling" contest this weekend that is expected to draw an estimated 180 participants.

BAKER, Mont. — The barren buttes surrounding this small ranching town will offer scant places for coyotes to hide this weekend as hunters converge for a ``calling'' contest to see who can shoot the most coyotes.

Part predator control, part economic development ploy, the annual event began five years ago in a bid ...

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