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Reno City Council backs ban on wildlife killing contests

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Posted at 8:31 AM, Sep 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-10 11:31:41-04

RENO (AP) — The Reno City Council is the latest to join the push to outlaw wildlife killing contests in Nevada.

The council approved a resolution on a 6-1 vote urging an end to the practice.

Mayor Hillary Schieve called killing contests "heinous" and often targeting coyotes.

The Clark County Commission in Las Vegas urged an immediate ban earlier this year.

The state wildlife commission is scheduled to consider the matter at its Sept. 24 meeting.

Councilwoman Bonnie Weber was the dissenter on the resolution on Wednesday, saying that it should not be Reno's place to take a stance on the issue.