Each January, the Men’s Ministry at Tennessee River Baptist Church (TRBC) in Camden hosts the Coyote Crackdown. This annual hunting adventure offers participants a chance to enjoy some great Christian fellowship while helping to keep Benton County’s coyote population at a manageable level.
“We are really excited about the event this year, because we have some great items to be auctioned off after the hunt,” said organizer Jeff Pierce.
The entry fee for each two-person team is $100, with proceeds to benefit TRBC. The hunt will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21. Those who plan to hunt must comply with all Tennessee game harvest laws, and all coyotes must be harvested in Tennessee. Check-in will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 21 in the TRBC parking lot. Participants must be on the parking lot before 6:30 p.m., and must be present to win any prizes.
Speaking of prizes, there will be lots on hand to give away, many donated by the hunt’s generous sponsors. Additionally, the first place team will win 40 percent of the total raised, second place will take 20 percent, and the third place team will earn 10 percent. Those harvesting the smallest and largest coyotes also will win five percent each. The final payout amounts will depend on the total number of teams entered.
To sign up for the hunt, call or text Pierce at 731-441-8509 with the names of your team members. Next, mail a check or money order to Tennessee River Baptist Church, 1210 Hwy. 70, Camden, TN 38320; or pay via PayPal at [email protected] (choose “Friends and Family” option). All teams must be registered and paid on or before Friday, Jan. 20, at 1 p.m.
“We’re looking forward to another great hunt this year!” Pierce said. “If you would like to participate, or have any questions about the Coyote Crackdown, please give me a call. It is a wonderful day of fellowship and fun.”