324 coyotes killed at Carolina Coyote Classic

Team Red Lights takes the win

Team Red Lights won the 2024 Carolina Coyote Classic with a total of 33 coyotes killed during the 11th annual event, which took place Feb. 9 through 11.

John MacPherson of 704 Outdoors, who runs the event, said most teams missed between 4 and 6 hours of hunting time due to heavy rains, but that didn’t stop the teams from killing a combined 324 coyotes.

“It was another amazing year for the Carolina Coyote Classic. And Team Red Lights killed the most coyotes by a single team in the history of the event,” said MacPherson.

The first place team won $2100 and received 1st Place Custom Carolina Coyote Classic belt buckles.

Merciless came in second place with a total of 21 coyotes. They won $1260 and 2nd Place Custom Carolina Coyote Classic belt buckles.

Coming in third place with 19 coyotes was Georgia Boys. The team earned $840 and 3rd Place Custom Carolina Coyote Classic belt buckles.

The Coyote Derby Big Dog Award also went to Georgia Boys for their 40.56-pound coyote. This added a $1000 gift certificate from DNA Firearms Systems to their winnings.

The Fat Dog Class, which goes for the heaviest coyote of the event, was won by Team Triggernometry for their 41.33-pound male ‘yote. They won the 1st place trophy, $790, and numerous prizes geared toward predator hunting.

Team Triggernometry also won the Big Female Side Pot cash payout of $442 for their female coyote which weighed 39.02 pounds.

The Little Female Award went to Team Parvo Patrol for their 12.49-pound dog. They won a rimfire rifle from All Seasons Outdoor & Pawn.

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