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Coyotes too wily for weekend hunters

Associated Press

FAIRMONT, Minn. — The coyotes in these parts proved too wily for nearly all the teams that took part in an organized hunt.

Just one team — Troy Shueski and Todd Ide — killed a coyote, earning the pair $360 in prize money that was pooled by the 12 teams. Each team paid a $30 registration fee for Saturday’s hunt sponsored by the Martin County Conservation Club and the Martin County chapter of Pheasants Forever.

At the end of the day, hunters gathered and chatted about seeing signs of coyotes and catching glimpses of their elusive quarry.

Shumski said there are enough pheasants and rabbits that coyotes don’t need to search for food, and so they’re not as visible.

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