GON’s Coyote Cull

A dead coyote won't eat newborn fawns and turkey poults.

The Coyote Cull has a simple theme—it’s time to do something. Coyotes aren’t native to Georgia, and they have a significant impact on deer, turkey, rabbits and other critters. It has been a damaging and lingering mistake to marginalize and dismiss the impact of coyotes in the Georgia woods. Last month we introduced the Coyote Cull as an incentive to do something.

Just for killing a coyote and entering it (details below), hunters become eligible to win one of three great prizes: a Mossberg MMR 5.56mm tactical rifle courtesy of Adventure Outdoors, a 45-quart Yeti Tundra cooler and a $200 gift card at Franklin Gun Shop.

We know this alone won’t solve the overall problem, but from this little incentive, there are already 67 fewer coyotes (as of June 4) that won’t be eating fawns and killing nesting hens.

The Coyote Cull deadline is June 13, so there’s still time to do your part. Go spend this weekend at the hunting property working on the coyotes.

It’s fawning time, and turkey poults are a hatching. Take out a coyote now, and it will make a difference.

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 an incentive to get folks to the woods right now doing what we should all be doing anyway—taking out some coyotes right at the time of year fawns and turkey poults are being born.

To enter, go kill a coyote. Then e-mail a picture to letters@gon.com showing the dead coyote and the hunter holding this June issue of GON. The hunter should include their name, hometown and the 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 the hunter hold the current issue of GON is so we know the coyote was killed for the Coyote Cull and not a few years ago.

One picture/entry per coyote—your buddy can’t take a picture with your coyote and enter.

We will accept entries through June 13. The only rule is a limit of one entry per month, per household. If you entered last month holding the May GON, you (or someone from your household) can enter again this month holding the June issue. That’s a maximum of two entries per household.

Your entry photo and details can also be mailed to GON Coyote Cull, 4331 Seven Islands Road, Madison, GA 30650, but we must receive them by June 13. Call (800) 438-4663 with questions.

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