Hunters in Carolinas kill 149 coyotes in weekend

Hunters in the 6th Annual Carolina Coyote Classic killed 149 coyotes this past weekend.
Hunters in the 6th Annual Carolina Coyote Classic killed 149 coyotes this past weekend.

Hunters killed 149 coyotes during the sixth annual Carolina Coyote Classic Feb. 9 – 10, 2019. Headquartered in Stanly County, N.C., the competition takes place across North Carolina and South Carolina and gives hunters a chance to compete and share notes with like-minded outdoorsmen while doing their part to curb the overpopulation of coyotes in both states. Team Merciless, made up of hunters Steven Davis and Colt Minton, won $2,200 cash and a host of hunting-related prizes for killing 17 coyotes. Prizes were also awarded for biggest male coyote, biggest female coyote, and smallest coyote. Coyotes have become a nuisance in all 146 counties of the Carolinas.

This story first appeared on CarolinaSportsman.com.