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Friday, July 19, 2019

A 10-day, Statewide, Fall Predator Hunt at the Rolfe Beagle Club, 8/28 thru 9/7/19


 Wednesday, August 28 thru Saturday, September 7

Do you like to hunt coyotes? Do you like to hunt crows? Do you like to do both types of hunting? Here’s your chance to take your pick for ten days this fall!

The Rolfe Beagle Club announces its 2019 6th annual early fall predator hunt - You can register to only hunt coyotes, only hunt crows, or hunt both coyotes and crows. This combination of coyotes and crows is a continuation of the club’s efforts to expand opportunities available at the club grounds on Long Level Road between Wilcox and Ridgway in Elk County. “Many camps are full over that Labor Day weekend so we offer this ten day hunt for coyotes and/or crows so the people coming to camps can do something around that holiday that involves hunting,” said Jim Pennington, Jr., President of the Rolfe Beagle Club.

The hunt starts at 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 28, and runs thru Saturday, September 7, at noon. Coyotes will be weighed every day at 6:00 p.m. Crows will be counted in at the same time. Every coyote will receive a share of the prize money. The lone exception is that the largest coyote will also receive an extra 10%. The largest female will also receive an additional prize. “We follow this process of guaranteeing a prize for each coyote so every hunter that is successful in luring a coyote pup away from momma will receive some of the prize money. Sometimes it’s really difficult to separate the pups from a wise old dam coyote,” said Ray Erich, Vice-President of the Rolfe Beagle Club. “We also offer a ‘ghost coyote’ raffle just in case a coyote isn’t harvested, but we’ve never had to use that option for our fall hunt.”

The crow prize money will be based strictly on the number of crows harvested. Crows will also be counted in at 6:00 p.m. every day. The lone exception is that on Saturday, September 7, coyotes and crows will be registered in at noon. A lunch will be served and Prizes for the hunt will be awarded on Saturday, September 7, at 1:00 p.m.

Hunting is statewide. If you have any questions at all, please contact Mary Hosmer at wlhab@windstream.net or 814-512-2101 and leave a message. You can also contact Richie Schlimm at richieschlimm@yahoo.com or Mason Walters at masonwalters20@yahoo.com.

Registrations of $10 for the coyote hunt, $5 for the crow hunt, and $2 for the largest female coyote can be sent to Rolfe Beagle Club, 1016 Long Level Road, Johnsonburg, PA 15845, 814-512-2101, wlhab@windstream.net. Provide your name, address, phone number, and email.


Anonymous said...

They're not hunting the right predators!!!!!!

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Anonymous said...

Why are you hunting pups of the coyotes? Or am I misreading this? This whole things sounds dodgy.

Anonymous said...

Coyotes are our best defense against tick-borne disease as they kill large numbers of chipmunks, who are a major carrier of ticks. This sort of ignorance about the importance of predators is inexcusable in 2019. Shame on anyone who takes part in this slaughter! Killing innocent creatures does not make you a man. It makes you a murderer.

Tony said...

10:15, apparently you have never saw a pair of coyote "puppies" fight over, and tear a baby fawn in two.I have witnessed this and the terrible bawling that little fawn does until it dies is something you will never forget... there is no such thing as an innocent coyote. also when they come into town and eat your cat or dog, you wont think the same of them. sounds like you should learn a little more about wildlife by going outdoors away from your peta sponsored tv shows.

Anonymous said...

Deer are overpopulated, with few predators, coyotes can help in that regard. I say let the coyotes go after the deer!

Anonymous said...

Tony; Are you concerned that the coyotes are going to kill deer before you get the chance to murder them in the fall? Humans kill for FUN. Animals are not malicious, they're trying to survive. Coyotes do their part to curb the deer population even if that means fawns must die. Stop pretending that matters to you when you're willing to kill a creature who is just trying to eat. Don't you see the hypocrisy in your reasoning?

Anonymous said...

Balance in nature... that's what is always needed. Agreed, the worth of predators is undervalued although they play an all important role in the ecosystem such as limiting high populations of problematic or disease - carrying species. Crows, however, are also an undervalued species but are considered mainly a scavenger. Who do you think cleans up the road kill quickly? Answer: the crows! it would be s pretty smelly world without enough if them. I can see having a coyote hunt every now and then if the populations of such are too high, but the crow hunt sounds like a desperate add - on for no real purpose.