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NWTF an asset for county

Last week, the South Hills Longbeards chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation hosted its annual Coyote Hunting and Trapping Seminar at Collins Career Technical Center.

Drawing about 200 people, the event also served to kick off a coyote hunt for the weekend, for which 14 teams were registered.

As the group said, it is important for sportsmen to thin the coyote population in the region, as they are the number one predator for turkey and deer.

Judging by the turnout, many in the region agreed this need exists.

This was one of many events the NWTF organizes in the county. Around the holiday season, it is well known for its donation of turkeys to local food pantries and organizations.

We commend the them for organizing this event and for their continuing community work.