Chippewa County will be the first in Minnesota to offer a bounty for coyotes since the state dropped its program in 1965. The Chippewa County Board on Tuesday voted to pay $10 for every coyote trapped or shot in the county and brought to the sheriff’s department from December 1st through April 1st each year. Those that kill a coyote will also be able to sell its pelt, which is worth about $15. The board set no limit on how many coyotes can be brought in, or the number of bounties the county will pay. Livestock owners in the county have complained about the growing number of coyotes preying on their animals.