Al Morris and Garvin Young Win the 2008 World Coyote Calling Contest – Their Third World Win
The Coyote Hunt in New Mexico
Editor’s Note: Al Morris of Springfield, Utah, a Hunter’s Specialties’ pro staffer, and his hunting partner, Garvin Young, won their third World Coyote Calling Contest in late 2008 held in Cortez, Colorado. No team ever had won three World Coyote Calling Contests before, and it was also the first back-to-back win.
Question: Al, where did you hunt to win the contest?
Morris: We hunted a little south of Cortez in New Mexico on some Navajo Nation land - pretty close to the spot where we hunted in the 2007 World Contest. In 2007, we hunted 1-1/2-days and won the contest with 17 coyotes. This year, we hunted daylight hours only for 1-1/2-days and took 18 coyotes.
Question: How many coyotes did the second-place team harvest?
Morris: The second-place team had 13 coyotes. On the first day of the contest, we checked in 12 coyotes. There were two or three teams with nine coyotes each and two or three teams with eight coyotes each. The team that finished in second place only had six coyotes on the first day of competition. But they took seven the second day to give them their final total of 13.
Question: Al, what call did you and Garvin use?
Morris: We won this year’s contest with the new Hunter’s Specialties’ Johnny Stewart PM-4 Wireless Preymaster Caller with the Grown Cottontail distress sound.
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Tomorrow: Characteristics of Where Al Morris Hunted Coyotes in the World Championship