The statewide hunt, sponsored by Gunhawk Firearms in Los Lunas, took a total of 39 coyotes and was mostly without incident, reported Rick Gross, an employee of Gunhawk.
Gross said the winning team killed 11 coyotes over the weekend. He said the store was not releasing the name of the winners.
“We got back teams with a lot of ones and zeros,” he said. “All the hides will be used; none of the carcasses were just left.”
During the run-up to the hunt, Gross said he learned that people thought the contest would result in the killing of “thousands upon thousands of coyotes. I estimated maybe 200 at the beginning.”