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By Pam Burke 

Coyote derby helps area ranches, community

 

Last updated 1/13/2022 at 11:36am

Havre Daily News/Devyn Solomon

Coyote carcasses are piled on a flatbed trailer Sunday after the Big Sandy American Legion Coyote Derby.

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...



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