9th Annual GON Coyote Cull
There's again a third month for Coyote Cull entries in 2022 as the effort runs May through July.
The GON Coyote Cull expanded last year to run an extra month through July. That extra time and extra chance to enter a coyote resulted in a record number of yotes. So, we are doing it again.
The 9th annual Coyote Cull begins with this May issue and continues through June and July. That’s three chances to enter.
If you’re not familiar with the Coyote Cull effort, the goal is to raise awareness of the impacts on wildlife from this non-native, invasive species in Georgia. We conduct the Coyote Cull this time of year because this is when fawns and turkey poults are young and extremely vulnerable to coyotes. Biologists say taking out a coyote right now can have a greater positive impact than at other times of the year.
We allow one entry per month per household so prizes aren’t all won by commercial trappers or predator-control experts, who are killing plenty of coyotes anyway and getting paid to do it. This is for the average GON folks who want to take part in an effort to do something positive about a non-native, invasive species. See entry instructions and details on the opposite page.
After the July 15 entry deadline, a random drawing will determine who wins the following prizes:
• Leupold Mark 5 CF-440 Radian Kit: The Leupold Mark 5 CF-440 Tripod Kit was built for versatility. It is rugged but with a lightweight design that’s ready to go anywhere. The Mark 5 is built to mount to a rifle, and it is perfect for competition and predator hunters.
This prize from Kenzie’s Optics features 25mm, three-section carbon legs, a ball head that adjusts smoothly to any position, and twist-lock leg adjustment.
Visit kenziesoptics.com. The Leupold Mark 5 CF-440 Tripod Kit retails for $999.99.
• Franchi Momentum Elite Varmint Rifle: Adventure Outdoors has been a longtime supporter of GON, and they again partner again with Franchi to allow us to give away a Franchi Momentum Elite Varmint Rifle, Franchi’s new bolt-action release.
The latest iteration features an all-new stock designed specifically for varmint hunting. The suggested retail price of this rifle is $899.
• Bullet HP Complete Game Calling System: The Bullet HP from Convergent Hunting Solutions is a hunter-designed bluetooth speaker that runs via a smart phone app with a vast library of predator calls. The system also includes a Picatinny Phone Mount, a free mobile app (runs of Android or Apple), and a camo carry bag.
Made in the USA, this Bullet HP game calling system retails for $399.95. Visit convergenthunting.com.
• Trinity Custom Homes $500 Cash Prize: Offering more than 70 customizable home designs, Trinity has helped countless Southerners complete their dream of building on their own land. A longtime GON advertiser, Trinity has sponsored Coyote Cull since day one. For more info, call 888.818.0278 or visit TrinityCustom.com.
How To Enter
The Coyote Cull is designed to be uncomplicated. It’s not a contest to kill the most coyotes or the biggest. There are no check stations. The prizes are simply a great incentive to get folks out right now doing what we should all be doing anyway—taking out some coyotes during the time of year when fawns and turkey poults are being born.
To enter, hunt or trap a coyote, and then email a picture to [email protected] showing the dead coyote and the hunter holding this May 2022 issue of GON, the upcoming June 2022 issue, or the July 2022 issue. The email must include hunter’s name, hometown and county where the coyote was taken. There is no entry fee, and you don’t even have to buy the current issue—you can borrow one from a friend. The only reason we require that the hunter hold a current issue is so we know the coyote was killed during this three-month period of the Coyote Cull.
One picture-entry per coyote—your buddy can’t take a picture with your coyote and enter. We will accept entries through July 15. The only rule is a limit of one entry per month, per household. If you enter this month holding the May GON, you (or someone from your household) can enter again the next two months holding the June or July issues. Maximum of three entries per household.
Your entry photo and details can also be mailed to GON Coyote Cull, 4331 Seven Islands Road, Madison, GA 30650. We must receive any entry by July 15. Call (800) 438-4663 with questions.
Other Articles You Might Enjoy