Round 1 of the 2022 GON Coyote Cull is off and rolling 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 2022 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].
For full details on how to enter GON‘s Coyote Cull and win the GREAT PRIZES you see below, see the link at the bottom of this article. There’s still plenty of time for you to enter GON‘s Coyote Cull!
May Entries For The 9th Annual GON Coyote Cull
Pat Westmoreland, of Lula, with a female coyote that was about to drop pups.
Danny Higgins, of Adairsville.
Michael Warrak, of White.
Dalton Gayton, of Taylorsville, killed this three-legged female coyote.
Bill Gaines, of Taylorsville.
Cody Giddens, of Cochran.
Lane Brannen, of Quitman.
Keith Karr, of Carrollton, with a coyote killed on a night hunt on May 17.
David Coffee, of Ringgold, shot this coyote on May 9.
Zach Ingle, of Ringgold, with a 32.8-lb. male coyote taken at night with a 6.5 Grendel and thermal imaging scope at 274 yards at 10 p.m. on May 28. Zach said, “It and another coyote were shot within 15 minutes of each other after we arrived and it had been attacking my friend’s goats about two hours before dark. When that friend called me we came over and convinced the pair of coyotes that was not the way to act around his goats. They both got the message loud and clear when my friend and coyote hunting buddy, David Coffee, and myself got there and opened up on the two coyotes. The first coyote was 130 yards and the toughest coyote on Planet Earth. This one with me in the picture I sent in to the 9th annual Coyote Cull was a pretty long shot to make on a running coyote, but it went down immediately upon my 6.5 Grendel 120-grain Maker T-REX bullet’s impact.”
Harry Ligon, of Cusseta.
Matthew T Magness, of Canton, trapped this coyote.
Joe Morris, of Waycross.
Ryan Moore, of Moultrie.
Larry Robinette, of Thomson.
Jeff Andrews, of Bowman.
Hal Bridges, of Summertown, trapped this coyote.
Robbie Armstrong, of Rome.
Willie Meadows with a coyote shot May 22.
Tracy Cagle, of Elberton.
Gene Long, of Ellijay, said, “I was interested in trying to trap coyotes as our fawn recruitment rate is low. We never did because I was concerned about catching non-targeted species. After losing a family pet to a coyote last October, we tried it anyway. It took a couple of weeks to figure it out, but I find it very rewarding and enjoy the challenge. Yes we have caught some other animals including our border collie but released them without any physical harm. I would encourage others to give it a try that may be worried like we were. We have 37 acres on East Mountaintown Creek, and this is coyote No. 8 since last October.”
Brian Thomas, of Clarkesville.
Travis Harris, of Clarkesville.
Terry Post Ball, of Clarkesville.
Travis Fortenberry, of Demorest.
Gary Sutton, of Clarkesville.
Henley Fortner, of Dahlonega.
Matt Ransone, of Senoia.
Anthony Harper, of Lagrange.
Charlie Chase, of Winder.
Steve Owens with a coyote taken May 15.
Joe Timberlake, of Bolingbroke.
Cannon Newberry, of Bolingbroke.
Louie DuPree, of Valdosta.
Clifton Taylor, of Cleveland.
Will Higgins of On The Prowl Outdoors with a male and female pair killed on May 30.
Brent Smith, of Nicholson.
Cody Miller, of Colquitt, with a coyote taken in a cow pasture.
Brian Palmer with a coyote pup from May 25.
David Newberry, of Macon.
Keith Swinford, of Cohutta.
Christopher Williams, of Zebulon.
Jeff Jarrard with a coyote from May 14.
Chris Lingerfelt, of Martin, with a black coyote form May 16.
Ben Miller, of Cusseta.
Charles Ligon, of Richland, with a trapped coyote.
Greg Gunn, of McRae, with a trapped coyote from May 18.
Briggs and John Daniel, of Thomasville, each have their name in the Coyote Cull drawing.
Randall Whitaker, of Adrian, was coyote hunting with Justin Johnson, and they called in two and were both able to enter the contest.
Justin Johnson, of Adrian, was coyote hunting with Randall Whitaker, and they called in two and were both able to enter the contest.
Nate Moore only gets his name in the hat once for the month of May, but great job on removing five coyotes! Keep it up, Nate!
Hunter McMillian had no trouble getting his entry on May 15..
Darrell Hudson with a coyote from May 6.
Josh Ellington, of Yatesville.
Dennis Beaty, of Chickamauga.
Ron Rozier, of Waycross, with a female coyote from May 7.
Nathan Baldree with a coyote from May 27.
Jordan Dawson with On The Prowl Outdoors killed this female on the night of May 2.
Cline Souther, of Dalton, with a coyote he killed the same day his GON came in the mail.
Jon Bennett, of Washington, with a male coyote from May 1.
Gary Dunn, of Tignal.
Larry Walters, of TyTy.
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.
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• 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.
Click here to see a YouTube video of the Bullet HP in action.
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.