The Randolph Farm Bureau held its second coyote contest from October 2012 to July 1, 2013.
From 2010 to 2011, it is estimated that farmers in Randolph County lost approximately $44,500 in livestock due to the coyote population. During the contest there were a total of 92 coyotes checked in.
The prize drawing was held during the Randolph County Farm Bureau's August meeting at Camp Pioneer. The first place winner of $500 with 37 coyotes was Scott Campbell of Beverly. The second place winner of $250 with 25 coyotes was K. Lynn Day of Montrose, and the third place winner of $100 with 13 coyotes was Brad Sacks of Mill Creek.
Jack Cunningham, left, coyote contest committee member, congratulates coyote contest winner Scott Campbell.
There was also a $50 gift card prize drawing for other contestants, including Partick Broschart, Alex Nelson, Richard Rosencrance and Jonathan Wratchford.
Officials would like to thank their co-sponsor, the Randolph County Commission, for donating $2,000 to help with the coyote contest, which was matched by the Randolph County Farm
They would also like to thank the following local businesses for agreeing to be check-in stations: Middle Mountain Archery in Elkins, Liggett's Supply in Mill Creek, See's Market in Valley Head, Mid-Way Motors in Harman, Trickett's Hardware in Elkins and Beverly Marathon in
The 2013-2014 Randolph County Farm Bureau Coyote Contest began Oct. 1, 2013, and will run though June 30.
The mid-season drawing of $500 will be held at the March 2014 meeting.