A pair of coyote hunting derbies, one held as a fundraiser and both to reduce wildlife and livestock losses, will be held next month.
Vincent Bator, a Grant County, Wash., sportsmen, details a competitive Feb. 4-5 event that will be held across a wide swath of Eastern Washington and benefit the Warden Lions Club. Entry is $100 per two-man team.
And this morning we received a PDF detailing a 27-day derby to be held in Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille Counties next month.
Sponsored by the Northeast Washington Wildlife Group and the Stevens County Cattlemen’s Association, the “Balance For Wildlife Coyote Derby” aims to reduce predation on fawns of the region’s winter-weakened whitetail herd.
“This derby is being held to ensure a better outdoor experience for the next generation,” the PDF also states.
It runs Feb. 1-27 with a drawing for prizes such as a .223 Weatherby Nikko with Stirling scope and 8×42 binoculars and more held at 2 p.m., March 6 at the Pizza Factory on Main in Colville.
Check stations include Northwest Sportsman advertiser Clark’s All Sports in Colville during store hours, the Camo’d Arrow on Highway 395 in Chewelah Wednesday through Saturday during store hours, the Deer Park Weigh Station on 395 and Suncrest Zips at Highway 291 and Lakeside Drive from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sundays, and the Springdale Store on Sundays from 6 to 7 p.m.
For more info, call Freddie Giannecchini at (509) 680-1059.
Dave Workman also writes about the event in his Seattle Gun Rights Examiner column today.