COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio woman who had hired professional hunters to cull the coyote population from her suburban property has called off the hunt.
A city councilman in Dublin, northwest of Columbus, tells The Columbus Dispatch that Kelly Rish told two hunters hired to shoot coyotes on her 11-acre Washington Township property not to carry out an event scheduled for 3 a.m. Sunday.
Rish's decision followed public uproar over the hunt on her land, which is surrounded by populated suburban subdivisions. Neighbors worried stray bullets were a bigger danger than the coyotes, which have roamed area yards and killed or injured small pet dogs and cats.
Councilman Greg Peterson told the newspaper in an email that Rish didn't feel it was fair to hunters to bring them into the conflict.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com