GOODMAN, Wis. - The Goodman-Armstrong Creek Lions Club will hold its third annual coyote predator hunt beginning Friday, March 11, starting at 7 p.m. and lasting until Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m.
Hunt organizers Pete Osterberg and John Gorgol mailed information sheets to the 72 participants from last year and also distributed them to area businesses. This year, the club hopes to draw 100 participants.
Since the first coyote hunt was held in 2009, organizers said it has improved, grown and incorporated hunter recommendations.
This year, top prizes are two Weatherby rifles.
Drawings will occur at the mandatory dinner and rules meeting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 11, at the Goodman Municipal and Community Building.
Registered predator hunters will have a chance at the rifles.
Cost to register for the hunt is $25 plus $10 for the meal if participants register before March 1. After that date, registration is $35 plus $10 for the dinner.
Prizes are as follows: $800 for first place, $400 for second place, $200 for third place.
The hunter who bags the largest coyote receives $100.
Any remaining money after the prize money and other expenses will go to Lions Club causes.
The charitable organization contributes to camps, awards local scholarships, and donates to those in need.
At the mandatory dinner, hunters picks up a kit that is prepared for them. Hunters hunt in two-man teams for the week in a territory of their choice. No dogs or traps are allowed. Calls only.
Twenty-three coyotes were harvested in 2010. Although coyotes have to be brought to Goodman for the contest, both Michigan and Wisconsin hunters can partake in the hunt.
Call Osterberg at (715) 336-2685 or Gorgol at (715) 336-2830 for more information.