Coyote Crazy!

Brian Weidner (center) of Easton, PA won the 17th Annual Mosquito Creek Sportsmen's Club Coyote Hunt with his 50.7-lb. male. Club president Lew Mararra (left) & PR chair Devon Tarner (right) presented Weidner with a $8,090.40 check for his trophy.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Dr. Roland Kays (right), the curator of mammals at the New York State Museum, used the Mosquito Creek Hunt as an opportunity to collect tissue for his research on the origin of the eastern coyote.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Jeremy LaRosa of Tyrone, PA, entered this 29.2-lb coyote in this year's hunt. LaRosa was one of 177 successful hunters. Each received $90.40 per coyote entered.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Ed Hall of Julian, PA used a homemade mouth call to bring in this 36.95-lb. coyote. Hall was one of 3,989 hunters to enter the 2008 Mosquito Creek Sportsmen's Club Coyote Hunt.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Ed Hall of Julian, PA used a homemade mouth call to bring in this 36.95-lb. coyote. His coyote was shot on the final morning of the 2008 Mosquito Creek Sportsmen's Club Coyote Hunt.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Paul Kensinger, a guard at Rockview State Correctional Facility, called in and harvested this nice 38.85-lb. male. His coyote was the heaviest of 8 that were shot in Centre County.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Dr. Roland Kays (right), the curator of mammals at the New York State Museum, used the Mosquito Creek Hunt as an opportunity to collect tissue for his research on the origin of the eastern coyote.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Dr. Roland Kays (right), the curator of mammals at the New York State Museum, about to extract tissue samples from a coyote.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Hunters line up outside the Mosquito Creek Coyote Hunt weigh-in station. More coyotes than ever were entered in this year's hunt, with the final count coming in at 177.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Hunters line up outside the 2008 Mosquito Creek Coyote Hunt weigh-in station. At one point on the final day, hunters had more than 40 coyotes in line to be processed.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Hunters line up outside the 2008 Mosquito Creek Coyote Hunt weigh-in station waiting to process their coyotes.Outdoor Life Online Editor
One of three dark-phase coyotes that were entered in the 2008 Mosquito Creek Coyote Hunt.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Dr. Richard Steward (right), a biologist at Shippensburg University, has collected data on coyote intestinal parasites at the Mosquito Creek Hunt for the past several years.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Dr. Richard Steward, a biologist at Shippensburg University, examines a coyote for intestinal parasites. Dr. Stewart has collected samples at the Mosquito Creek Hunt for the past three years.Outdoor Life Online Editor

More than 4,000 hunters took to the Pennsylvania woods for the 17th annual Mosquito Creek Sportsman's Club coyote hunt.