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 the best solution to the problem is a statewide coyote tournament, and he’s just announced the dates of the 9th annual Carolina Coyote Classic tournament.
The tournament will feature 3 and 4 man teams separated into different classes. Prices for the winning teams include; Rifle Packages, Taxidermy, Predator Calls, 704 Outdoors Gear, and more.
According to the organization’s website, this year’s dates were chosen due to “a favorable moon phase for our hunters will be earlier in the month”.
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?