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Sigel Sportsmens coyote hunt a success

(Article from the Jeffersonian Democrat)

 SIGEL - 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.

The two 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 February 20th.

  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.

The 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 Saturday.

   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 impossible.

Hunt Photos

2005 Coyote Hunt Sigel Sportsmen's Club
LAST NAME SEX COYOTE COUNTY OF KILL WEIGHT LENGTH NOSE TO TAIL TYPE OF HUNT WEAPON USED TIME OF KILL
               
KAMMERDINER F/M JEFFERSON 35 LB 50 INCH MOUTH CALL 22/250 7:20 AM
BURKETT M CLARION 35 LB   DOGS 22/250 2:00 AM
ECKBERG M BRADFORD 37 LB 55 INCH DOGS 7MM08 4:00 PM
BUMBARGER F/M BRADFORD 31 LB 48 INCH DOGS 25/06 8:30 AM
BUMBARGER F/M BRADFORD 26 LB 50 INCH DOGS 25/06 9:45 AM
BUMBARGER F/M BRADFORD 32 LB 52 INCH DOGS 25/06 1:00 PM
MEYER F/M ELK 29 LB 45 INCH STILL HUNT 222 12:30 PM
WILLIAMS M BRADFORD 38 LB 49  3/4  DOGS 222 2:00 PM
MALECKI F/M WASHINGTON 35 1/2 LB   ELECTRONIC CALL 243  
PETRONE M WASHINGTON 28 1/2 LB   ELECTRONIC CALL 222 7:30 AM
PUSHEY M GREEN 43 LB 50 INCH ELECTRONIC CALL 6MM 4:00 AM
BROWN M FOREST 35 LB   DOGS 243 11:15 AM
YOUNG M LAWRENCE 35 LB 51 INCH GROUP DRIVE 22/250 11:00 AM
McCARTHY M MERCER 39 LB 48 INCH DOGS 3006 9:30 AM
FRY M BUTLER 32 LB 49 INCH ELECTRONIC CALL 243 11:00 PM
MORAN M ELK 41 LB 54 1/2 INCH DOGS 223/12 GAGE 10:00 AM
               
403 HUNTERS PARTICIPATED $2015.00 DIVIDED BY 16 COYOTES $803.47 IN RAFFLE PRIZES OF A 22/250, A 12 GAGE CHARLES DALEY SHOTGUN AND JOHN STEWART CALL   EXPENSE INCLUDED TICKETS, PRINTING AND ADVERTISEMENT $228.00      
               
SUCCESSFUL HUNTER RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TAX DUE              

 

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