DENVER (AP) — Researchers will track the movements of dozens of urban coyotes in three Denver-area counties in hopes of learning more about their behavior.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Friday the two-year study will also test hazing techniques aimed at keeping coyotes away from humans and pets.

Researchers say human-coyote conflicts have been increasing in the Denver area since 2008.

Researchers will put radio collars on up to 60 coyotes in Adams, Broomfield and Jefferson counties in the north and west metro Denver area. Trained volunteers will also visit sites to record data on coyote behavior and to measure the effectiveness of hazing techniques.

The study is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the City and County of Broomfield, Jefferson County and the City of Lakewood.

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