2019 Carolina Coyote Classic is next month

The 2019 Carolina Coyote Classic will be held in February.

Killing coyotes has many advantages

Deer hunting season is over, but that just means it’s almost time for the 6th Annual Carolina Coyote Classic. The “C3” coyote hunting tournament is hosted by 704 Outdoors, and will be hosted in Stanly County, N.C. from Feb. 8 to Feb. 10.

This is a great chance to stay sharp with your deer guns, and to meet with like-minded folks. And thinning the coyote population is always good for the deer herd.

The tournament is open to hunters in both North and South Carolina, and while the first five years of this tournament have exceeded expectations, it looks like this one will be even bigger and better.

The Stanly County Convention & Visitors Bureau has once again stepped up in a big way for the C3. They will host the event at the American Legion Post 76, which is formally known as the Stanly County Fairgrounds.

Participants can hunt in any North or South Carolina county

And while the main events will take place in Stanly County, tournament contestants can hunt anywhere in the Carolinas. The night before the event begins, hunters will be assigned a Hunter Number. Each time they kill a coyote, they will take a photo with the coyote and their Hunter Number.

Polygraphs will be given to all the winners of the event. Tournament organizers reserve the right to polygraph any other participants as well.

Hunters are free to use electronic calls, predator lights, night optics, decoys, decoy dogs, and coyote running dogs, as long as it is legal to do so in the jurisdiction where hunting.

Based on a minimum of 50 teams, the team with the most coyotes will win $3000 cash. Second place will receive $2000, and third place will get $1000.

Biggest coyote also wins

And there is more to this contest than just who kills the most. Prizes will also be awarded for biggest coyote and biggest female coyote.

Other prizes include a Predator Hunting rifle package, a Sniper Hog Lights package, taxidermy, predator calls, 704 Outdoors gear, and more.

The event organizers will hold a coyote hunting seminar on Feb. 1 at the Concord Mills Bass Pro Shops. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. You can register for the contest at the seminar, or by clicking here

You can also register in person at Hal’s Gun & Pawn in Concord, McPherson’s Diamonds & Designs in Concord, and at Diggs Hunting & Fishing in Norwood.

Click here for a complete list of rules and details about the C3.

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