The Dillon Falls Store held its first ever coyote hunting contest this weekend.
Fifteen hunters took to the woods in pursuit of the biggest coyote. Per the contests guidelines hunters were only allowed to use guns and bows to find their animals, and a cash prize would be awarded to the biggest coyote killed, and the most weight total.
“I weighed in one yesterday and it was 37.8lbs and that’s pretty decent for a coyote. Generally you’re looking for at least a 40 pounder,” said Dillon Falls Store Owner, Kathy McCann.
At 4:00 p.m Sunday, all hunters who managed to kill a coyote showed up at the weigh-in at the Dillon Falls Store. The most weight winners were Race Slater and Josh Kivlehan who managed to kill 3 coyotes for a total of 93.4 lbs. In total four coyotes were killed during the tournament. According to McCann it’s great to have coyote tournaments because coyotes cause such problems for other animals.
“They are a problem. Coyotes will pretty much kill anything. Rabbits, small dogs, horses, they’ll chase horses, they’re a nuisance. ”
Mccann says she does plan to have another coyote tournament in the near future, most likely February. Be sure to keep an eye out for more details about that competition.