For the fifth summer in a row, GON has organized the Coyote Cull to provide incentive for hunters and trappers to get after coyotes during the fawning and turkey nesting seasons.
Killing coyotes in May and June is tough, but it can make a real difference in fawn and poult survival as young deer and turkeys are trying to get their legs under them before becoming an easy meal for coyotes.
Through the generous support of Coyote Cull sponsors, combined with some elbow grease from GON staffers, if nothing else we have brought awareness to the damaging impact this non-native, invasive species is having across Georgia.
And there’s still time to enter the 5th annual Coyote Cull. Two entries are allowed per household, one with the May issue of GON and one with the June issue.
There will be a random drawing from among all entries for these three great prizes:
• Franchi Momentum Bolt-Action .30-06 Springfield Rifle: Adventure Outdoors and Franchi are helping us give away a new bolt-action .30-06 Springfield rifle—the Franchi Momentum. This gun retails for $609. Visit Adventure Outdoors in Smyrna to thank them for their support of the Coyote Cull since the first year, or visit www.adventureoutdoors.us.
• 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. For more info, call (888) 818-0278 or visit TrinityCustom.com.
• Southern Snares Trapping Package: Win a super prize package of traps, scents, baits and lures from Sothern Snares & Supply. Southern Snares & Supply in Hortense, Ga. know the importance of predator control. This package has a retail value of $210. For more info, visit southernsnares.com.
How To Enter GON’s Coyote Cull
Tyler Meeks, of Hawkinsville, a qualifier for the Truck-Buck Shoot-Out and winner of 2017 Youth Big Buck Contest Shoot-Out, entered the Coyote Cull with a coyote killed from Pulaski County.
There’s still plenty of time to get out there and call up or trap a coyote. You’ll be helping fawns and turkey poults during this critical time of the year, and you’ll be entered for a drawing to one of three great prizes in this year’s GON’s Coyote Cull.
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 a great incentive to get folks out right now doing what we should all be doing anyway—taking out some coyotes during the time of year fawns and turkey poults are being born.
To enter, go kill a coyote. Then e-mail a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org showing the dead coyote and the hunter holding this May issue of GON or this month’s June issue of GON. The hunter must 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 that the hunter hold the 2018 May or June issues of GON is so we know the coyote was killed during this two-month period of the Coyote Cull.
One picture-entry per coyote—your buddy can’t take a picture with your coyote and enter. We will accept entries through June 18. 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 18. Call (800) 438-4663 with questions.