A group of Charlotte-area hunters have created their own method to solve our region’s growing coyote problem – a statewide coyote hunting tournament.
Over the past several years, coyote sightings have been increasing around South Charlotte neighborhoods, with reports of pets being snatched, and many parents fearing for their children’s safety.
The town of Tega Cay near Rock Hill has even hired a professional company to come in and set traps to try to deal with their coyote problem, although so far, they’ve only been able to catch 4 coyotes.
Local sportsman and owner of 704Outdoors.tv thinks he has the best solution to the problem – a statewide coyote tournament. Next month he will be organizing the 7th annual Carolina Coyote Classic tournament.
The tournament will take place from February 21st-23rd and will be held at the American Legion Post 76 (Formally Stanly County Fairgrounds) located at 24302 S Business 52 in Albemarle, NC. It is open to all 100 counties around North Carolina.
This year the tournament will feature 3 and 4 man teams separated into different classes. Prices for the winning teams include; a Predator Hunting Rifle Package, Sniper Hog Lights Rifle Light Package, Taxidermy, Predator Calls, 704 Outdoors Gear, and more.
To find out more or to register click here.
What do you think about our local Coyote tournament?
Do you think there is something else that should be done about the growing Coyote population?