Coyote Hunting!

What do 500 hardcore hunters do once deer season comes to a close? Well, go coyote hunting, of course. By … Continued

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Deputy Editor Gerald Bethge was at the first-ever Sullivan County, New York coyote contest Feb 8-10. With $2,000 prize awarded to the hunter with the biggest coyote, sportsmen came out in droves to participate. Here he is, above, inspecting a coyote pelt. Outdoor Life Online Editor
An adult male coyote that’s a bit worn in the tooth. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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Radio collars help track coyote movement. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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Ear tags removed from a collared male coyote. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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A radio-collared male that was taken on Saturday morning. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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Hunt officials track the day’s take and method of harvest. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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Warren Krum skins a big coyote. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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A 45-pound comes to the scales. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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The hide of the hunt’s biggest coyote. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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This black male coyote was taken in Ulster County, New York. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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Warren Krum skins a mature male coyote. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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Hides from Saturday’s hunt lie ready for the stretchers. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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Hunters gather in Warren Krum’s skinning shed. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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The pelt from the radio-collared coyote. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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Winner Robert Mir from Liberty, New York accepts congratulations- and a check for $2,200 from Sullivan County Federation of Sportsmen Club’s Jack Danchak. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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Hunters celebrated the weekend’s events with a roast beef supper. Outdoor Life Online Editor

What do 500 hardcore hunters do once deer season comes to a close? Well, go coyote hunting, of course. By Gerald Bethge.