Round 1 of the 2020 GON Coyote Cull is off and rolling in a big way as hunters and trappers step up to the plate to kill song dogs in an effort to save fawns and turkey poults.
Listed below are all the entries of those who have found success and taken a photo with their May 2020 issue of GON. We’ll update this list throughout the contest. Please allow at least 24 hours for your entry to be processed and posted online if you enter through the mail or at [email protected].
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May Entries For The 7th Annual GON Coyote Cull
Michael Warrak, of White, with a Bartow County coyote he shot. Michael reports, “Sorry for the mess, but it was a single tap to the head with a 20-grain .17 WSM moving at 3,000 FPS at about 78 yards. It was a male that weighed 29 pounds. This is the third male I’ve shot within the last two weeks, including a black coyote! No females, sad to say; they must be harboring the pups while waiting for the boys to bring back some chicken. We lost over half of our chickens during the month of April, so we’re in the process of rounding up most of the likely suspects. Thanks for all you do!”
Michael Tingle Jr, of Ringgold, killed this Bartow County coyote on May 14.
Scott Brazinski, of Cartersville, with a Bartow County coyotes. Scott reports, “The coyotes had been killing some of my chickens, so with help of the trapping community to teach me quickly, this was the result after only two nights of my first trap set.”
Tom Smith (above), of Oakwood, and Jason Davis (below), of Euharlee, killed this pair of Bartow County coyotes in the early morning hours of May 17. Congrats to Team D&D Communications on helping save this year’s fawns.
Anthony Pinyan, of White, with a Bartow County coyote.
BEN HILL COUNTY
Zach Luckie, of Fitzgerald, with two coyotes killed in Ben Hill County on May 25.
Don Durden, of Guyton, killed this coyote in Fort Stewart in Bryan County.
Zach Ingle, of Ringgold, with a Catoosa County coyote.
David Coffee, of Ringgold, with a Catoosa County coyote.
Bill Hawthorne, of St. George, with a Charlton County coyote.
David Hardin, of Woodstock, with a Cherokee County coyote. David included in his entry a hunt story: “My wife (who is working from home because of COVID-19) saw a coyote at 2:30 in the afternoon about two weeks ago and told me I needed to set my traps again. I took five from behind the house last year so I’ve got everything I need. I got busy and forgot about it. Last week we were having dinner and she saw a coyote. As I turned and looked, I saw about 2/3 of the coyote as it went past our window and then a second one came through. She looked at me and said the Coyote Cull is going on, and you need to set your traps. I set my traps this past week, and all I have been catching is opossums. Since it’s not trapping season, I can’t kill them, and it’s killing me to let them go. But that’s a story for another day. Saturday I checked my traps and trail cameras where I saw a coyote had got away from one of my traps. Sunday I was preparing my ribs for Memorial Day and I thought that if the coyotes were aware of the bait I’m using, maybe I can use these trimmings as bait. So on Monday while the ribs were on the smoker, I took to rebaiting two of my traps with the trimmings. I assured my wife that we would have two opossum by morning! She said we’ve got to get a coyote because it’s Coyote Cull time. Well this morning came and I grabbed my catch poll and headed out to check the traps. To my great surprise when I opened the fence gate, this coyote started bouncing. I was totally surprised and came back to the house and told my wife and grabbed the gun. I quickly put him down and removed him from the trap. Thanks to my wonderful wife I have this coyote and picture to send in.”
Steve Phillips, of Marietta, with a Cobb County coyote he took on May 28. It’s Cobb County coyote No. 27 for him in the last eight months.
Bob Schaffer, of Evans, with a Columbia County coyote.
Karen East, of Senoia, with a Coweta County coyote she killed on May 20.
Hal Bridges, of Summertown, with his Emanuel County coyote.
Lamar Davis, of Rome, with a Floyd County coyote.
Robbie Armstrong, of Rome, with a Floyd County coyote.
Jimmy Samples with a Forsyth County coyote killed May 6.
Bill Cary, of Royston, with a Franklin County coyote.
David Strickland, of Cairo, with a Grady County female coyote taken on the night of May 11. David reports, “She fell in the belly of a terrace, and we couldn’t find her, chalked it up as a poor shot and left dejected. The landowner was spraying his crop the next day and called and told us we in fact had not missed!”
Joe Tolbert, of Greensboro, with a Greene County coyote.
Cassie Gasaway, of Harlem, with a Greene County coyote.
Travis Harris, of Clarkesville, with a Habersham County coyote he took on the morning of May 5.
Terry Ball, of Clarkesville, with a Habersham County coyote.
Jeff Shafer, of Peachtree City, with a coyote killed in Hancock County on May 13. Nice hat, Jeff!
Jason Prater, of Waco, with a Haralson County coyote.
Jack M. Crews, of Hogansville, with a Heard County coyote.
Chuck Anthony, of Jefferson, killed this Jackson County coyote on May 13.
James Wood, of Monticello, with a Jasper County coyote.
Mike Groves, of Haddock, with a Jones County coyote.
Robert Clark, of Fleming, with a Liberty County coyote.
Clint Hill, of Evans, with a pair of Lincoln County coyotes that responded to a fawn distress hand call.
Jerry Lunsford, of Dahlonega, with a Lumpkin County coyote.
Lee Stover with a Lumpkin County coyote.
Mike Hester, of Woodbury, with a Meriwether County coyote he took May 9.
V.R. Coggin, of Grantville, with a Meriwether County coyote.
Ronnie O’Neal, of Warm Springs, with a Meriwether County coyote.
Timothy Baird, of Newton, with a Mitchell County coyote.
Michaela Brock, of Crandall, with a Murray County coyote.
Christopher Butler, 8, of Bishop, was running a trap line in Oconee County when they caught this yote.
Todd Edwards, of Crawford, with a male coyote he killed in Oglethorpe County on May 26 after a storm moved through.
Matt Ransone, of Senoia, with a Pike County female coyote.
Andy Marshall, of Concord, with a Pike County coyote taken May 17.
That is one ugly Quitman County coyote! Leonard Worthy Jr. reports, “Took this coyote, who appeared to have the mange, on May 12. He had been seen coming to the spot where I dump fish guts.”
Randy Keener, of Rabun Gap, killed this female smokey/black colored coyote in Rabun County on May 8.
John Hanna, of Colquitt, with a Seminole County coyote.
Chris Lingerfelt, of Martin, with a Stephens County coyote.
Steven Thurman, of Toccoa, with a Stephens County coyote.
Keith Koon, of Talbotton, killed this coyote in Talbot County on May 14 while turkey hunting. Keith reports, “This little girl won’t whelp any poult or fawn killers. I killed her with a load of No. 4s from my PawPaw’s side by side .410. Fifteen minutes later I missed a good tom with both barrels. It was a good morning.”
Brad Brannon, of Junction City, with a Taylor County coyote.
Jimmy Lee Price, of Soperton, with a Treutlen County coyote he killed on May 23. Jimmy said, “I walked about 300 yards from the highway and set up overlooking a logged out area, sat down, set up my gear and BOOM….. about 2 miles away someone let off some early Memorial Day fireworks. I was kind of mad even though I should of known that might happen on a big weekend. I decided to call anyway, and in a few minutes, two came up, a female and male.”
Bill Stone, of Jacksonville Fla., with a Treutlen County coyote.
Emma Harper, of Lagrange, with a Troup County coyote. Thanks for supporting GON with that window decal!
Ricky Harper, of Pine Mountain, with a Troup County coyote.
Collin Griggs, of Blairsville, with a Union County coyote.
Caleb Harkins, of Suches, killed this coyote on May 12 in Union County.
Colt Kennerly, of Kennesaw, with an Upson County coyote.
Seth Gill, of Cloudland, with a Walker County coyote he killed May 9 on his farm.
Nicholas Low, of Social Circle, with a Walton County coyote.
Nathan Baldree, of Manor, killed this coyote in Ware County at 10:37 p.m. on May 7. Nathan reports, “Two minutes into calling I heard a double screaming across the field, and I was able to roll this one up.”
Joe Morris, of Waycross, with a Ware County coyote from May 11.
Matt Roberts with a White County coyote.
Mike Russell, of Resaca, trapped this Whitfield County coyote.
Cline Souther, of Dalton, with a Whitfield County male coyote killed May 22.
Keith Swinford, of Cohutta, with a Whitfield County coyote.
Glenn Earnest, of Crandall, with a Whitfield County coyote.
Jon Bennett, of Washington, with a coyote he killed in Wilkes County.
Jerry Cooper, of Sumner, with a Worth County coyote he killed early in the morning of May 27. Jerry said the best call series working right now is the “yote pair-female challenge-pup distress. Works great this time of year.”
Larry Walters, of TyTy, with a Worth County coyote.
Samuel Lawton Cooper, of Sumner, with a Worth County coyote.