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Coyote kill contest draws hundreds

February 23, 2013 • Local News

A local gun shop’s first-time sponsorship of a two-day coyote hunting contest this weekend drew some 200 entrants and plenty of attention.

Larry’s Discount Gun Shop on North Main Street was filled with enthusiasts, though the coyote hunters had already hit the land Saturday morning.

Paying $300 per two-man team, the hunters were expected to call in their numbers Saturday night at 7 p.m. and again tonight at 3 p.m.
Coby Griffin, a salesman at Larry’s Gun Shop on North Main Street, said he expects the kill rate to be high.

“The more the better,” he said.

Under the rules, teams can shoot as many coyotes as possible from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset Saturday and today.
Wiley Maloney, owner of the shop, told the Associated Press on Saturday that the contest drew hunters from around the state.

“The ranchers are telling us that they really appreciate this and see it as a public service,” Maloney told the AP. “My family had a ranch for more than 50 Login to read more

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