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Re: 7 NDCC 8-10 January 2009

PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:32 pm
by Coyotehunter
thanks for all the posts guys. I am working on the results to get them posted and will have them up as soon as I get the chicken video finished.

Re: 7 NDCC 8-10 January 2009

PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:09 am
by LeviM
Randy - it was really great to meet you also, your a great guy to BS with, and you have tons of experience and coyote knowledge, I can hopefully learn half of what you know! Your partner Daryl, well I have alot of respect for you! you hunt hard and kill coyotes, Even though we give you shit here and there, it just keeps it fun!!

Wayne and Justin, well you two are are outstanding individuals. Your fun to BS with (give you alittle crap here and there wayne) You two compete every year, excellent coyote hunters!

P.S wayne I know you are going to read this, register to the site, and give us a few of your secrets :wink:

Thanks again to everyone, It great to help out Jamie any way we can, and I know Chris and myself will help out for year to come

Re: 7 NDCC 8-10 January 2009

PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:33 am
by coyoteman
Thanks for putting on a great tournament. I hope to see you guys next year with out the rain and wind.

Re: 7 NDCC 8-10 January 2009

PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:40 am
by lyonch
Ditto to what Levi posted! All of you guys compete every year. I sure hope i get to see most of you before next years classic and get to BS with you :wink:

Re: 7 NDCC 8-10 January 2009

PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:17 am
by Jeff Rheborg
Jamie, Brad, Chris and Levi you guys had your hands full once again and did a fine job of pulling it off, Great Job!!! Hook and I had (once again) a great time with everyone. We look forward to this tournament every year. If we could only do one a year I promise it would be this one. The people we have met and the people we meet make the trip up worth while, a SUPER BUNCH of guys to say the least.

I personally want to thank Kevin K. for lining up the DPMS rifles, that is a huge deal and one that is not an easy task to do year after year. THANKS BUDDY!!!!!!!! (Let's go fishing sometime)

Todd and Tory, you guys are animals, CONGRATS!!! I look forward to hunting with you two in upcoming tournaments and sharing more war stories.

Take care and thanks for the great time everybody!


Re: 7 NDCC 8-10 January 2009

PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:25 am
by devildogg
Thank you prairie ghost and coyotehunter what an excellent tournment. Chris and Levi its good to have a couple of guys like you to lend a hand thank you too. As for the Heid boys you guys are unbelievable i'll be looking for some videos and some calls with your name on them someday congrats. Can't wait to see the chicken dance!!!!!

Re: 7 NDCC 8-10 January 2009

PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:00 am
by Prairie Ghost
Thanks for all of the kind words gentlemen! The hunt was another good one even though you guys all had to deal with such bad weather.

Chris and Levi THANKS A TON!!! We couldn't have pulled it off this year without you.

Thanks Kevin the DPMS thing really helps in setting this tournament aside from the rest.

Todd and Tory Congrats you guys never seem to let the conditions affect you and always seem to put up a good number i think more people are starting to realize that you just work harder then most and shoot well when the time arrives. Again Great job nice to have you guys back and hunting the tournament.

Now all of the guys that i met at the tournament that said they are on here daily but have not registered need to do so and start posting!!! You don't need to tell everyone every little thing that helps you kill coyotes just some input on what you're seeing would be GREAT! and posting pics. The better this site does the longer we can keep doing the Classic and the better we can make it so please contribute anyway you can.

The Motel forgot our wake up call thats my story and i'm sticking to it!!!!!

For those of you not there the Chicken Dance was hilarious!!!!

I got to meet a lot of new faces this year and had a blast in doing so i hope to see you guys for years to come!

7th Coyote Classic results

PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:03 pm
by Coyotehunter

News Release . . . For Immediate Release . . . Jan. 14, 2009

7th ANNUAL COYOTE CLASSIC A SUCCESS would like to thank everyone who participated in the Classic this year. Held at The Quality Inn in Dickinson, North Dakota January 8-10, 2009, this tournament offered over $16,000 in cash and prizes. I would have to say that this was by far the toughest Classic to date. None of these guys would have been out hunting that day had it not been for the tournament. Wind, snow and ice. The day before the tournament it rained 4” and then dropped down to the single digits Thursday night. They shut down the interstate for a while Friday morning and several trucks hit the ditch on the way out and even more yet got stuck going to and from stands. Other teams had to deal with trucks breaking down in the field and had to call the day short to get back in town to buy parts. Lots of snow with the guys on snow shoes being able to get out away from the truck easier. A very tough two days of hunting.

Only 29 coyotes brought in the first day, and with the exception of Todd & Tory Heid and Joe & John Bertolotto who each brought in 4 coyotes, most teams spent the day looking at miles and miles of deep snow and coyotes pacing back and forth on a ridge in the distance. Coyotes where trying to come in but they had trouble making it through the snow. What we typically heard was that the coyotes would make it a couple hundred yards and give up. Busting through up to their shoulders in the deep snow and finding that the crust would not support their weight. Saturday the wind might have settled down some but still a very windy day. Travel in the deep snow was slow and loud. 26 coyotes checked in on Saturday and a grand total of 55 coyotes where checked in over the 2 day hunt. offered prize money and plaques to the teams that brought in the most coyotes in this two-day tournament. Cash prizes were awarded both Friday and Saturday for the largest and smallest coyotes brought in by the 49 two-man teams. Something new we did this year at the Saturday check-ins was subject the apparent winning team to a Polygraph test. The test was performed by Michael Stensrud of Bismarck-Mandan Security, Inc. with 28 years of experience of providing tests for Lawyers, insurance companies, and even a couple of Fishing tournaments, we feel now that we have the most comprehensive rules of any tournaments out there. Making it virtually impossible to win the “Classic” by cheating. Each member from the winning team had to sit down for a hour one-on-one with the examiner. This is something we foresee ourselves doing in the future and believe it will help eliminate any rumors about cheating at this event.

After the awards ceremony Saturday we passed out over $2000 in door prizes with everyone on Saturday night going home with something. Thanks to everyone who stuck around for the Awards presentation.

The largest coyote shot on Friday weighed in at 31.98 lbs, and was taken by Jason Schneider and Chad Woehl. The smallest dog for day one weighed 18.95 lbs, and was taken by Joe and John Bertolotto. The largest coyote taken Saturday was brought in by Todd and Tory Heid, and it weighed in at 36.00 lbs. Jeff Rheborg and Dawayne VanDenHoek took the prize on Saturday, for the smallest dog, weighing in at 19.66 lbs. These teams took home $360.00 a piece for the big dog/little dog contest totaling $1440.00.

Over 440 coyotes where seen during this two day event with 55 coyotes checked-in. All that white snow really made them stand out. Take a look at past years results and the number of coyotes spotted. A lot of these teams hunt this tournament every year, and hunt relatively the same area year after year. In past years we have not had a lot of snow and of course making the coyotes harder to see. You can kind of get a feel for the kind of numbers that are out there and how many coyotes you are not seeing when there is no snow on the ground. The sheer number of coyotes spotted in such terrible hunting weather was surprising to me. The top five teams split cash purses totaling $10,257.00. First place this year went to Todd and Tory Heid who brought in a total of 8 coyotes. They bought themselves in the Calcutta, so their cash payout was $3956.00. They were also each awarded with D.P.M.S. Panther SST Bull barrel .223 rifles, Desert Shadow Camo, and Coyote-head Trophies. Second place went to Joe and John Bertolotto bringing in 4 coyotes Friday but not able to pick up a coyote on Saturday (3:30 pm check-in) with winnings of $1,466 and plaques. Their team was bought in the Calcutta by Clint Bachmeier for $170 and paid back $1318.00. Wayne Buchholz and Justin Bogstad checked in a total of 4 coyotes (5:16 pm check-in) giving them Third Place. They were awarded Plaques and $1173.00 plus they bought themselves in the Calcutta, which paid out an additional $880.00. Randy Roede and Daryl Sollin with 3 coyotes (5:07 pm check-in) took Fourth Place, they went home with $880.00 and Plaques. Fifth place winners with 3 dogs (5:13pm check-in) Mike Sonsalla and Scott Bradac were awarded $586.00, and plaques. would like to thank Amy Braun and Terri Thiel of the Dickinson Convention and Visitors Bureau for all their hard work. A special thanks to the following: Brad Troftgruben, Levi Mcnally, Chris Lyons and my wife Jody Olson for all the hard work they did running the tournament. I would also like to thank the Quality Inn of Dickinson, ND. Thanks to all the contributors and sponsors: D.P.M.S Panther Rifles, Zepp’s Predator Calls, FoxPro, Burnham Brothers, Verminator Calls, Berger Bullets, Sierra Bullets, Predator Extreme

We would like to thank all of you for your help and support, setting up booths, giving seminars, advertising and donating doors prizes. And special thanks again this year to all the hunters who continue to support this annual event. Keep posted, some changes are coming up and next years tournament will be available for entry on line in the next couple of weeks. We hope to see you all again next year.

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Re: 7NDCC results

PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:11 pm
by Daryl

Re: 7NDCC results

PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:08 pm
by Dcoy
Nice and HILARIOUS! :D

Re: 7NDCC results

PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:07 am
by LeviM
Nice Work Jamie!!! Thats how you post results, great picture slide show!!!

I don't think the GMC will ever see that many coyotes in it again :wink:

Damn I have nice moves by the way :?

Re: 7NDCC results

PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:43 am
by lyonch
well done jamie!!!! That was a great slideshow!!!

Oh and by the way I AM REALLY F*&#%ING WHITE WHEN I DANCE DAMN!!!!!

Re: 7NDCC results

PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:55 pm
by papapete
You guys really have me jealous. I really wish I could've been there this year. I had my wedding anniversary a little too close to the date of the tourny. I'm afraid I will loose that argument every time. Excellent slide show Coyotehunter. Congrats guys, it looks like it was a blast. Even with the bad weather.

Re: 7NDCC results

PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:05 pm
by Coyotehunter
How many guys thought I was bluffing when I said there was going to be a Polygraph test on Saturday night?

Re: 7NDCC results

PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:11 pm
by Tbush
Thanks for the news release and videos Graet to see :D Hell coyotehunter never known you to bluff charge :shock: "Bigmen take big steps" Thats good thing about you :twisted: :lol: