By Jack & Kay Danchak
2017 COYOTE CONTEST STATS!
We have some more interesting stats of the 3-day statewide coyote contest held on February 10, 11 & 12, 2017.
85 coyotes were harvested, 27-Friday with an average weight of 37.47 lbs, average body temperature was 87.1 degrees, 17 males & 10 females. 18 coyotes were taken during the day & 9 at night.
46 coyotes were taken on Saturday with an average weight of 37.49 lbs, average body temperature was 85.8 degrees, 29 males & 17 females. 32 were taken during the day & 14 at night.
12 coyotes were taken on Sunday with an average weight of 37.79 lbs, average body temperature was 85.8 degrees, 10 males & 2 females. 4 were taken during the day & 8 at night.
Final results: 85 coyotes, average weight 37.79 lbs, average body temperature 85.8 degrees, 56 males & 29 females, 54 taken during daylight hours & 31 at night.
Method of Hunt – 30 coyotes were taken with the use of dogs, 28 were taken over bait, 26 were called in and one (1) was trapped. Two coyotes were disqualified because their body temperature was under the required temperature to qualify.
Rifles & shotguns used in the hunt: 12 Ga. – 13 coyotes, .223 – 9, .243 – 9, 22-250 – 8, 17 HMR – 8, .222 – 4, 22 Hornet – 4, 6MM – 3, .204 – 3, .270 – 3, .308 – 2, 221 – 1, 17WSW – 1, 22 Mag. – 1 & .220 Swift – 1.
Hunters who brought in more than one (1) coyote: Phil Kaveckie – 4, William Mastro – 3, Ed Hatch – 3, Derick Rollins – 3, Dennis Rose – 3, Jim Kerwin – 3, Richard Jonke – 2, Nick Utter – 2, Charles Wacha – 2, Ariel Shaul - 2, Charles Avery – 2, Gary Huebner – 2, Ken VanderPyle – 2, Adam Bissonette – 2, Jim Bashford - 2, Alan Digsby – 2 & Kimberely Rotolo – 2.
States registered in the contest: NY 586 hunters, PA 48 hunters, NJ 8 hunters & CT 2 hunters.
Coyotes were taken in the following counties: Sullivan – 22, Otsego – 15, Delaware – 12, Ulster- 9, Columbia – 5, Orange – 4, Dutchess – 3, Schoharie – 3, Washington – 3, Montgomery – 1, Putnam – 1 & Greene 1.
Coyotes taken from counties in Pennsylvania: Susquehanna – 3, Wayne – 2 and Pike – 1.
We would like to thank the following merchants for their generous donations to the contest: Neversink General Store, Superior Lumber-Neversink and Liberty Farm & Garden.
We wish a special thank you to everyone who helped in any way to make this event a huge success, also a heartfelt thanks to the hunters who supported and participated in this contest. We are already looking forward to having a great Coyote Contest next year. In behalf of the Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs of Sullivan County, NY, THANK YOU!
By Jack & Kay Danchak
MATT CORRADO WINS COYOTE 2017 CONTEST!
The Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs of Sullivan County, NY held their 10th annual statewide 3-day coyote Contest this past weekend. 644 hunters were registered in the hunt and a record take of 85 coyotes. Coyotes weighed in on Friday 27, Saturday 46 and Sunday 12 for a total of 56 males and 29 females.
Matt Corrado from Rock Tavern, NY hunting in Orange County brought in the heaviest coyote of the hunt a 49.20 lb. male. Matt used a .243 cal. rifle and called the coyote in with a rabbit call. Matt earned a check for $2,000 for the heaviest coyote and $200 for the heaviest coyote on Saturday.
Joe Romano from Carmel, NY hunting in Sullivan County took the heaviest coyote on Friday a 46.10 male. Joe used a .223 cal. rifle and hunted over bait. He earned $200 for his coyote.
Robert Anderson Sr. from Delancey, NY hunting in Delaware County took the heaviest coyote on Sunday a 45.15 lb. male. Robert used a .223 cal. rifle and called in the coyote. He earned $200.
The heaviest coyote taken by a female hunter was Kimberly Rotolo from Argyle, NY hunting in Washington County took a 42.80 lb. male. Kimberly used a 12 ga. shotgun and used dogs to take her coyote. She earned $100 for the coyote and $100 for the heaviest coyote taken by a female.
The heaviest coyote taken by a youth was 14 year old Braedon Cronin from Middleburgh, NY hunting in Schoharie County. Braedon used a 22-250 cal. rifle and used dogs to take his coyote. He earned $100 for the coyote, $100 for the heaviest coyote taken by a youth and a $100 gift certificate donated from Fur, Fin & Feathers Sport Shop in Livingston Manor, NY.
Additional information about the hunt will be posted on the Federation’s website shortly: www.SportsmensFederation.com.
On Sunday the 12th the Coyote Banquet was held & everyone in the hunt and their guests were invited to attend at the White Sulphur Springs Firehouse where the firemen served a delicious roast beef dinner. Prizes galore were raffled off and the gun raffles were won by Jesse Hahl of Jeffersonville won the Mossberg Shotgun, Excelsior Sportsman’s Club of Eldred won the Savage .223, Casey Miller of Ancramdale won the Crossbow kit, Joe Jahn of Baldwin won the Muzzleloader Kit and Bill Bertholf of Livingston Manor won the Trail Camera. Congratulations to all the Winners.
President of the Federation Jack Danchak thanked the Coyote Committee for another excellent job and thanked the White Sulphur Firemen for serving another superb dinner. Jack thanked all participants in the contest & said he is looking forward to seeing them in the contest next year.
A very special thank you to the following merchants, individuals & companies for their generous donations:From Sullivan County:Kristt Office Systems, Everyday Apparel, Linda Loughrey, Hunter Lake Fishing, Roscoe Brewing Co, Roscoe Little Store, DV Farm & Garden, Buddenhagen Ford, Rod’s Taxidermy, Sportsmen’s Den, Roche’s Garage, Jeannie Hillriegel, Western Hotel, Monticello Car Wash, Wyde Lumber, Grahamsville Rod & Gun, Mt View Sportsmen, CJ’s Sub Shop, John H. Eschenberg, Fur-Fin & Feathers Sport Shop, Narrowsburg Feed Co, Klein & Son Logging, Callicoon Supply, Peppino’s Restaurant, Shakelton Auto & Truck, Home Depot, Tractor Supply, Kohler Lumber, Cochecton Mills,Carriage House, Konrads Kitchen, Costello’s Pizzeria, Custom Skulls, Lake Huntington Automotive, Narrowsburg/Dirlam Lumber, Catskill Distilling, Shrewd Fox Brewery, Fosterdale Equipment, Tom’s Bait & Tackle, Allan Schadt, Landscape by Design, Excelsior Sportsman Club, JB Mak, Neversink General Store, Superior Lumber & Liberty Farm & Garden..
Other donations include:Quaker Boy, Sarge Knives LLC, Fox Pro Inc, Z-Blade-Marty Barden, Outdoor News Magazine, Wallenpaupack Sports-Pa, Hunters Gallery-Lake Ariel, Pa, Northeast Firearms-Honesdale, Pa, Midway USA-Columbia, MO, Circle E Diner- Hancock Liquor Store, Marino’s Outdoor World & Bisbee Lumber of Hancock, NY.
Please support the above mentioned because they support sportsmen!
Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs of Sullivan County Inc.
Daily Heaviest Coyote $200 Coyote Hunt 2017 644 Applications
Feb. 10 Joseph Romano 323 Towner Rd, Carmel, NY 10512
Hunting Sullivan County M 46.10 Lbs. 96.2 Temp Bait 223 Caliber 55 Gr.
Feb. 11 Matt Corrado 592 Beattie Rd, Rock Tavern, NY 12575
Hunting Orange County M 49.20 Lbs. 81.1 Temp Call 243 Caliber 70 Gr.
Feb. 12 Robert Anderson Sr. 5672 Cty Hwy 2, Delancey, NY 13752
Hunting Delaware County M 45.15 Lbs. 91.2 Temp Call 223 Caliber 63 Gr.
Youth Hunter: $100 + $100 + a $100 GC from Fur, Fin & Feather Sport Shop
Braedon Cronin 1530 Clauverwie, Middleburgh, NY 12122
Hunting Schoharie County F 35.35 Lbs. 91.0 Temp Dogs 22-250 Caliber 55 Gr.
Female Hunter: $100 + $100
Kimberly Rotolo 203 Dutchtown Rd, Argyle, NY 12809
Hunting Washington County M 42.80 Lbs. 78.5 Temp Dogs 12 Ga. 4 Buck
3 Day Overall Heaviest Coyote $2000 = $200 = Matt Corrado
2017 Coyote Hunt Summary Total
Coyotes Avg. Weight Avg. Temp. Sex Day/Night
Friday 27 37.47 87.1 M = 17 F=10 D = 18 N = 9
Saturday 46 37.49 85.8 M = 29 F = 17 D = 32 N = 14
Sunday 12 38.40 84.6 M = 10 F= 2 D = 4 N = 8
Totals 85 37.79 85.8 M = 56 F = 29 D = 54 N = 31
Jesse Hahl, Jeffersonville, won the Mossberg 535 Full Choke Camo 12 Ga. Excelsior Sportsman's Club, Eldred, won the Savage Axis .223 with Scope & Hard case. Casey Miller, Ancramdale won the Crossbow Package. Joe Jahn, Baldwin, won the Muzzleloader .50 Scope & Supply kit. Bill Bertholf, Livingston Manor, won the Bushnell Trail Camera.