From Virginia’s Roanoke Times:
_By a 4-3 vote Tuesday, the Franklin County [Virginia] Board of Supervisors decided to schedule a public hearing on a plan to pay residents $25 for each coyote they kill in the county.
Before the vote, Public Safety Director Darryl Hatcher told board members that the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries does not consider bounty programs effective. Hatcher also contacted several animal control officers in the 14 Virginia localities that already have a bounty program in place, who told him they don’t support the program.
“If what we’re trying to do is lower the population of coyotes in the county, I don’t think a bounty’s going to do it,” said Hatcher, a former game warden.
Supervisors, however, were undeterred._
Who do you think is right?