Sportsmens coyote hunt a success
(Article from the Jeffersonian
The Sigel Sportsmen's Clubs first coyote hunt, February 18th-20th
was a success, said Jim Smith, the clubs president.
Four hundred and three hunters entered the hunt for the elusive and
cunning eastern coyote.
most common methods for a successful hunt are the use of dogs trained to
run coyote or electronic predator calls.
In the Sigel Sportsmen's sponsored coyote bunt, sixteen coyotes were
entered for cash prizes, during the 3-day hunt that totaled $2015
dollars. Three additional lucky hunters won prizes, totaling $803
dollars in a drawing for a Savage 22-250 rifle, a Charles, a Daley 12
gage shotgun and a Johnny Stewart electronic predator call, on Sunday
The counties where coyotes were taken were all in western PA. Five
coyotes were taken in Bradford County, two were taken in both Washington
and Elk counties, and one coyote in each of the following; Butler,
Clarion, Forest, Green, Lawrence, Mercer and Jefferson.
coyotes varied in size, the largest male being 43 pounds and 50 inches
from the nose to the tip of the tail and the smallest being a female
weighting 26 pounds and also 50 inches long. The average coyote
weighted 34 pounds and was 50 inches long.
Martin Bumbarger of Centre County is the undisputed claim champion
coyote hunter, in the 3-day Hunt, with 3 coyote presented for cash prize
money, of $375 dollars. Dale Pushey of Green County was a successful
hunter for two years in a row, taking a 43-pound male in Green County on
The Sigel Sportsmen's Club recognizes at without the help of Rich’s
Outdoor World, Iroquois Archery, Elk County Ammo and Arms and Truman's
Store in Sigel, the success of the 3 day event would have been almost