The Nekoma Fire Department will hold their first annual Coyote Hunt on Saturday, March 8 as a fundraiser for the department.
Posted on 2/22/14
By Lee Coleman
“There have been numerous coyote hunts around the area,” said Clint Arens of the fire department. “We thought it would be good to raise some money and get rid of some coyotes.”
The hunt will be a team competition with two-man teams vying for the top spot with the most coyotes brought in.. The cost is $60 per team.
Twenty dollars of the fee will go to the fire department while $40 will go to the purse for winning teams.
The first place team will receive 50 percent, second place will get 30 percent and third place 20 percent of the purse.
“Besides raising money, more or less we’re trying to thin out the coyote population,” Arens said. “They are mating in January and February and there are a lot of them out there.”
To participate, hunters must have current licenses. Shotguns and all-terrain vehicles, including snow mobiles, will not be allowed. The pooling of animals by teams is not allowed as is the shooting of foxes.
Arens is hopeful for 50-60 teams to participate.
“We are hoping this will become an annual events,” he said. “Next year, we will start a little earlier.. We hope hunters will come out to give it a try and be safe.”
Breakfast will be served at the Pain Reliever starting at 5:30 a.m. on the day of the event. Registration is at 6 a.m. and check in is at 7 p.m.
Complete rules will be handed out at registration along with blocks.
For more information, call Clint at 701-270-0466, Zack at 701-256-0044 or Josh at 701-382-9583.