LONG LAKE - The Hamilton County Federation of Sportsmen, Inc. is sponsoring a Coyote Contest in Hamilton County through end of coyote hunting season in March of 2011. Registration forms available at Ace Hardware in Inlet, Hoss's Country Corner in Long Lake, Pumpkin Mountain Gun Shop in Blue Mountain Lake and NAPA in Speculator. Each month, $150 is awarded to the largest coyote weighed in. At season's end, the largest coyote weighed in for the entire contest will win $250 and the most (highest total weight) coyote will receive $250.
November winners were Russell (Doc) Ryder of Long Lake and Roy Tracey of Indian Lake tied with coyotes (tied) weighing 42 pounds. The December winner was Billy Witts of Northville, weighing in a 33 pound coyote.