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Date of this Version

March 1995


Published in Coyotes in the Southwest: A Compendium of Our Knowledge. Symposium Proceedings, December 13–14, 1995, San Angelo, TX, edited by Dale Rollins, Calvin Richardson, Terry Blankenship, Kem Canon, and Scott Henke. Austin, Texas, 1996. Used by permission.


Predators and predator management in general are always controversial topics. As with most controversies, both ends of an emotional continuum vie for the attention of the nonvocal, uncommitted majority. To provide unbiased information on the controversy surrounding coyotes (Canis latrans) in Texas, the Texas Agricultural Extension Service produced a 23-minute video in 1991. The video addresses both "sides" of the coyote "coin" while providing factual biological information on the topic. The video has been quite popular, and has received both state and national awards.