9th Annual Carolina Coyote Classic is this weekend

Carolina Coyote Classic

Coyote Classic to be held Feb. 4 – 6, 2022

The 9th Annual Carolina Coyote Classic is set to take place this weekend, Feb. 4 – 6, 2022. This is the premier coyote hunting event in the Carolinas, organized by 704 Outdoors in conjunction with VisitStanly.com and numerous sponsors.

The Carolina Coyote Classic is made up of two tournaments. Hunters and teams of hunters may only register for one of these events.

Two separate events make up the Carolina Coyote Classic

The Coyote Derby will have hunters striving to kill the most coyotes during the event. This portion of the event has a guaranteed minimum $3000 cash payout. It is a 100% payout event, so the prize money beyond the guaranteed payout and payout categories will be reflected based on participation.

The Fat Dog Contest is the other tournament, with hunters aiming to kill the biggest (by weight) coyote. The Grand Prize in this contest includes a Predator Hunting Rifle Package from Hal’s Gun and Pawn in Concord, N.C.

Many other prizes will be awarded during the contest. The best manufacturers in the predator hunting world are sponsors of this event, and just like previous years, that will be reflected when the teams are done weighing in.

In the Coyote Derby, teams can have a maximum of three hunters. Teams hunting in the Fat Dog Contest may have a maximum of four hunters.

Carolina Coyote Classic is open to five states

During the first several years of the Carolina Coyote Classic, hunters in both Carolinas were allowed to participate. It now includes both Carolinas as well as any states that border either North or South Carolina. So hunters in Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia, as well as the Carolinas are eligible to hunt in this event.

The rules are pretty simple. Hunters must be registered no later than Wednesday, Feb. 2 at midnight. The hunt officially begins at 7:01 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4. It ends at 12 noon Sunday, Feb. 6.

Throughout the hunt, participants must follow a video-making procedure for each kill, showing the coyote’s flexibility and eyes. This is to ensure hunters are not simply entering coyotes that were killed before the tournament started. Each coyote must also be brought to the weigh-in by noon on Sunday at the American Legion Post 76 a/k/a the Stanly County Fairgrounds in Albemarle, N.C.

For a complete list of rules, registration information and all other details of the 9th Annual Carolina Coyote Classic, click here.

Click here to see the results of the 8th Annual Carolina Coyote Classic from 2021.

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Brian Cope is the editor of Carolina Sportsman. He has won numerous awards for his writing, photography, and videography. He is a retired Air Force combat communications technician, and has a B.A. in English Literature from the University of South Carolina. You can reach him at brianc@carolinasportsman.com.

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