Team Merciless, made up of hunters Steven Davis and Colt Minton, brought 17 coyotes to the scales. Davis is no stranger to this tournament. He won it last year with 14 coyotes. This time around, he and Minton walked away with $2200 cash, a trophy, a Southernized decal, shirts, and Nose Jammer Predator Spray.
Team Garner/Newton, with hunters Terry Garner and John Newton killed 14 coyotes, winning $1320. They also won a trophy, a Southernized decal, shirts, and Nose Jammer Predator Spray.
Team MFK killed 11 coyotes. Teammates Jamie Terry and Jason Groseclose won $880. They also took home a trophy, a Southernized decal, shirts, and Nose Jammer Predator Spray.
Fat Dog Contest
In the Fat Dog Contest, a side pool for the biggest male ‘yote, Team MFK took first place with a 41.77-pound coyote. Adding to their Coyote Derby 3rd place prizes, their Fat Dog winnings included some great prizes. They won $268, and a Thompson Center Compass .243 with custom Cerakote finish. They also won .243 ammunition, a FoxPro Fusion digital caller, a Big Game Treestand, a Gotta Kill It to Grill It t-shirt, a Southernized decal, event shirts, Nose Jammer Predator Spray, and a trophy.
Second place in the Fat Dog Contest was Team Thompson Creek Outfitters. Their 40.23-pound coyote won $161 for Robert Ratliff and Jason Wilson. They also won a Sniper Hog Lights 50LRX Rifle Hunters Package, a McDonald’s gift certificate, a Yeti Bucket, a FoxPro digital caller and hat, a Frostie Bottom Treestand single cushion, a Southernized decal, event shirts, Nose Jammer Predator Spray, and a trophy.
Team Garner/Newton added to their Coyote Derby prizes with a third place finish in the Fat Dog Contest. They won $107, FoxPro calls and hat, a Santee Fishing Rod sand spike, a Southernized decal, event shirts, Nose Jammer Predator Spray, and a trophy for their 40.12-pound dog.
Other side pots
Another extracurricular part of the overall contest is the Big Female Side Pot. It was won by Grant Watson and Chris Langley of Team Metalwerx. They killed a 39.79-pound female and won $216.
The final category, the Little Dog contest, was won by Team Merciless. This added $250 to their Derby winnings.