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Coyote derby helps area ranches, community

The Fifth Annual Big Sandy American Legion Coyote Derby held last weekend in Big Sandy brought in just fewer than 100 coyote hunters, raised $8,000 for the local organization's charitable efforts and helped with predator control for area livestock producers.

The local post's Secretary/Treasurer Lindsay Boyce, who served in the U.S. Navy and ranches on the south side of the Bear Paw Mountains with husband Stephen Boyce, said the turnout of hunters was about average but the coyote take was above average.

"This is the most coyotes that have been killed in a year," Boyce said. "The weather c...


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