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The 13th Annual Coyote Craze Classic will take place Dec. 8th-10th, 2017 at the Scotts Bluff Co. Events Center in Mitchell, NE!!! For more info email Geoff Nemnich @ geoff@coyotecraze.com! 

The 11th Annual Coyote Craze Classic was another huge success.  40 teams and reps from NE, CO, WY, SD, KS, OK, NV & IL competed this year.  The event took place Dec. 11th-13th, 2015 in Mitchell, NE at the Scotts Bluff Co. Events Center. There were 173 coyotes checked in by 33 of the teams!  Once again, the 2015 Coyote Calling Champions of the Universe were crowned and over $20,000 in cash and prizes were awarded!!


Thank you to all of the sponsors, teams and reps for making this event one of the most prestigious contests in the country
!!


Results

1st Place - 12 coyotes, 328 lbs 2 oz - Tyler Minor, Clark Jeary & Rep Colten Gillum

2nd Place - 11 coyotes, 326 lbs 0 oz - Brett Rye, Jason Harryman & Rep Dustin Thompson

3rd Place - 11 coyotes, 325 lbs 10 oz - Matt Hebbert, Chris Davidson & Rep Nick Hartmann

4th Place - 11 coyotes, 293 lbs 0 oz - Tim Howard, Jeremy Fiscus & Rep Ken Jones

5th Place - 10 coyotes, 301 lbs 10 oz - Ridge Evan, Al Kemp & Rep Aaron Kleveland

6th Place - 9 coyotes, 263 lbs 4 oz - Cory Greckel, Hal Fisher, Blake Greckel & Rep Ronnie Sheppard

7th Place - 9 coyotes, 256 lbs 15 oz - Wade Edis, Jay Lovitt & Rep Phil Kaus

8th Place - 8 coyotes, 231 lbs 14 oz - Matt Minor, Tucker Sheets & Rep Shawn Phillips

9th Place - 8 coyotes, 229 lbs 15 oz - Jeff Cooper, Lynn Cooper & Rep Nick Harris

10th Place - 8 coyotes, 228 lbs 4 oz - Dave McCartney, Darren Drabbels & Rep Todd Jeffres


                    2015 Sponsors
Daniel Defense  www.danieldefense.com 
Fremont Motor Company  www.fremontscottsbluff.com 
NITEHUNT lights  www.chelseaoutdoor.com 
 Lucky Duck Decoys www.luckyduck.com  
 High Plains Budweiser
Backarack's
Colorado Chapter of SCI  www.safariclub.org 
Scottsbluff Screenprinting
Adcraft Graphics  www.adcraftinc.com 
Schneider's Wild Fur
Nebraska Army National Guard
Small Town Arms
                                                        Western Trail Sports
Dr. Mark & Jacquie Hartman

Hornady www.hornady.com 
                                                                Orion Calls

Brett Rye
Pheasants Forever  www.nebraskapf.com 



The 10th Annual Coyote Craze Class
ic was another huge success.  42 teams and reps from NE, CO, WY, SD, KS, OK, NY, AL & IL competed this year.  The event took place Dec. 5th-7th, 2014 in Mitchell, NE at the Scotts Bluff Co. Events Center. There were 142 coyotes checked in by 32 of the teams!  Once again, the 2014 Coyote Calling Champions of the Universe were crowned and over $18,000 in cash and prizes were awarded!!


Thank you to all of the sponsors, teams and reps for making this event one of the most prestigious contests in the country
!!


Results

1st Place - 13 coyotes, 330 lbs, 13 oz....J. Lovitt, J. Lovitt, & L. Edis from Mullen, NE and rep T.Sheets from Pine Bluffs, WY

2nd Place - 10 coyotes, 277 lbs, 13 oz....J. Cooper & L. Cooper from Oshkosh, NE and rep A. Evans from Addington, OK

3rd Place - 9 coyotes, 268 lbs, 3 oz....T. Minor & C. Jeary from Hyannis, NE and rep K. Jackson from Comanche, OK

4th Place - 9 coyotes, 261 lbs, 2 oz....J. Smith of Sidney, NE & S. Guernsey from Benkelman, NE and rep M. Lemley from Lyman, NE

5th Place - 8 coyotes, 229 lbs, 6 o
z....M. Hebbert from Hyannis, NE & C. Davidson from Bertrand, NE and rep T. Jordening from Gering, NE

6th Place - 8 coyotes, 212 lbs, 13 oz....C. Turbiville from Ludlow, SD & B. Rye from Sterling, CO and rep G. Myers from Gulf Shores, AL

7th Place - 7 coyotes, 197 lbs, 2 oz....L. Do
hse from Bridgeport, NE & R. Dohse from Kimball, NE and rep J. Hartman from Holstein, NE

8th Place - 7 coyotes, 185 lbs, 7 oz....S. Nelson & R. Dafoe from Cheyenne, WY and rep S. Phillips from Burwell, NE

9th Place - 6 coyotes, 178 lbs, 9 oz....D. McCormick from Mitchell, H. Cross from Lyman, NE & R. Whetham from Morrill, NE and rep T. Evans from Scottsbluff, NE

10th Place - 5 coyotes, 144 lbs, 8 oz....S. Gorwill from Hyannis, NE & C.Haynes from Hugoton, KS and rep JR Dack from Maywood, NE



                     


The 9th annual Coyote Craze Classic
Dec. 13th-15th, 2013
Scotts Bluff Co Events Center, Mitchell, Nebraska

52 teams and reps from NE, WY, CO, KS, SD, NY, NV, and OK competed in this year's event.  47 teams checked back in with at least 1 coyote!  33 reps killed at least 1 coyote for their teams!!  A record 174 coyotes were checked-in!! Once again, new Coyote Calling Champions of the Universe were crowned and over $18,000 in cash and prizes were awarded!!  

A special thanks goes out to all the sponsors, reps and teams that make this event such as huge success!!!



Results

1st Place, 13 coyotes (343 lbs, 5 ozs) - Wade Edis &  Jay Lovitt of Mullen, NE and rep Brandon Seifert of Lincoln, NE

2nd Place, 9 coyotes (248 lbs, 15 ozs) - Corey & Blake Greckal of Scottsbluff, NE, Hal Fisher of Bridgeport, NE and rep Kacee Ewing of Lyman, NE

3rd Place, 9 coyotes (235 lbs, 12 ozs) - Matt Hebbert of Hyannis, NE,  Chris Davidson of Kearney, NE and rep Randy Shaw of Gering, NE

4th Place, 8 coyotes (233 lbs) - Ed Minor of Gordon, NE and rep Farley Zubar of Pierre, SD.

5th Place, 8 coyotes (226 lbs, 4 ozs) - Trent Tobiasson of Hay Springs, NE, Chris Romick of Alliance, NE, youth hunter Caleb Neilson of Gordon, NE and rep Rollin Harper of Lincoln, NE

6th Place, 8 coyotes (206 lbs, 4 ozs) - Tyler Minor & Clark Jeary of Hyannis, NE and rep John Millet of Whitehall, NY

7th Place, 8 coyotes (193 lbs, 15 ozs) - Jeff & Lynn Cooper of Oshkosh, NE and rep Jake McCombs of Elko, NV

8th Place, 7 coyotes (192 lbs, 2 ozs) - Leland Dohse of Bridgeport, NE, Roger Dohse of Kimball, NE and rep Mark Hartmann of Scottsbluff, NE

9th Place, 6 coyotes (165 lbs, 10 ozs) - Bret Tiller of Gothenberg, NE, Dan Kreis of Brady, NE and rep Bryan McCombs of Elko, NV

10th Place, 6 coyotes (145 lbs, 12 ozs) - Matt Minor of Hyannis, NE, Tucker Sheets of Pine Bluffs, WY and rep Nick Haris of Lakin, KS










                            

8th Annual Coyote Craze Classic
Nov. 30th-Dec. 2nd, 2012
Scotts Bluff Co. Events Center, Mitchell, NE

45 teams and reps from NE, CO, WY, SD, KS, UT, IA, GA, & NY competed in this year's event.  A record 140 coyotes were checked in by the teams even though the unusually high temps made for some tough calling conditions.  The heavy coyote weighed in at 40 lbs, 12 ozs and the small coyote was a tournament record weighing in at 11 lbs, 0 ozs. 

Thanks to all the sponsors, teams and reps for making this event another huge success!!

Results

1st - 10 coyotes (274 lbs, 11 ozs) Cooper McBride & son Gauge of Big Springs, NE, Dan Markussen of Ogallala, NE and Rep Nick Harris of Lakin, KS

2nd - 10 coyotes (262 lbs, 2 ozs) Corey Greckel & son Blake of Scottsbluff, NE, Hal Fisher of Bridgeport, NE and Rep John Boswell of Gering, NE.

3rd - 9 coyotes (266 lbs, 3 ozs) Tyler Minor & Clark Jeary of Hyannis, NE and Rep Gary Turley of Perry, GA. 

4th - 8 coyotes (237 lbs, 13 ozs) Jeff & Lynn Cooper of Oshkosh, NE and Rep Doug Yancey of Colorado Springs, CO.

5th - 8 coyotes (228 lbs, 4 ozs) Wade Edis & Jay Lovitt of Mullen, NE and Rep Jake Arnsdorff of Savannah, GA.

6th - 8 coyotes (195 lbs, 0 ozs) Shane Gorwill of Hyannis, NE, Curtis Haynes of Hugoton, KS and Rep Ken Jones of Colorado Springs, CO.

7th - 7 coyotes (197 lbs, 7 ozs) Dave McCartney of Chadron, NE, Darren Drabbels of Hay Springs, NE and Rep Tom Neville of Corinth, NY.

8th - 7 coyotes (175 lbs, 10 ozs) Matt Minor & Tucker Sheets of Hyannis, NE and Rep Craig Noe from Scottsbluff, NE.

9th - 5 coyotes (146 lbs, 4 ozs) Chris Romick of Alliance, NE, Trent Tobiasson of Hay Springs, NE, youth hunter Austin Abbott of Gering, NE and Rep Austin Dillion of Gering, NE.

10th - 5 coyotes (143 lbs, 13 ozs) Jon Bopp of Loveland, CO, Matt Brown of Berthoud, CO and Rep Jason Schenewerk of Scottsbluff, NE. 

 





7th Annual Coyote Craze Classic (2011)

      
 40 teams and reps from NE, WY, CO, SD, KS, IA, MO, and GA participated in this year's event.  Many teams experienced high winds on Saturday but a record number of coyotes where still checked in on Sunday.  Overall, 125 coyotes were checked in by 31 of the 40 teams.  Of the 125, 68 had some form of mange.  Heavy coyote weighed in at an impressive 47 lbs, 3 oz and the small coyote was 18 lbs, 2 oz. 

Congrats to all the teams for making this hunt another huge success!!  Also, thank you to all the great sponsors that donate and participate!

Results

1st Place - 10 coyotes (309 lbs, 3 oz) - Brett Rye of Sterling, CO and Travis Stull of Iliff, CO & rep Doug Yancey of Colorado Springs, CO

2nd Place - 8 coyotes (247 lbs, 5 oz) - Wade Edis and Jay Lovitt both of Mullen, NE & rep Lynn Lilienthal of Grand Island, NE

3rd Place - 8 coyotes (228 lbs, 1 oz) - Jeff & Lynn Cooper of Oshkosh, NE & rep Warren Offenberg of Perry, GA

4th Place - 8 coyotes (225 lbs, 5 oz) - Shane Gorwill & Jason Christiansen of Arthur, NE & rep Curt Haynes of Hugoton, KS.

5th Place - 8 coyotes (222 lbs, 14 oz) - Kyle Beyea of Gothenberg, NE and Earl Hipke of O'Neill, NE & rep Brandon Mossberg of Kimball, NE.

6th Place - 7 coyotes (210 lbs, 3 oz) -  Tucker Sheets & Matt Minor of Hyannis, NE & rep Joe Rydell of Alliance, NE.

7th Place - 6 coyotes (186 lbs, 8 oz) - Dustin Patterson of Westmoreland, KS and Nick Bosley of Loveland, CO & rep Gary Turley of Perry, GA

8th Place - 5 coyotes (165 lbs, 6 oz) - Matt Hebbert of Hyannis, NE and Chris Davidson of Kearney, NE & rep Baxter Poe of Alliance, NE

9th Place - 5 coyotes (148 lbs, 6 oz) - Cooper and Gauge McBride of Big Springs, NE and Dan Markussen of Ogallala, NE & rep Quinton Wagoner of Gering, NE

10th place - 5 coyotes (144 lbs, 5 oz) - Dana McCormick and Rowdy Wethom of Mitchell, NE and Hoss Cross of Lyman, NE & rep Colin Murphy of Mitchell, NE

11th place - 5 coyotes (139 lbs, 3 oz) - Casey Johnson of Cheyenne, WY and Chris Johnson of Rapid City, SD & rep Randy Shaw of Nixa, MO.

12th place - 5 coyotes (137 lbs, 13 oz) - Dave McCartney of Chadron, NE and Chad Johnson of Mitchell, NE & rep John Blake of Scottsbluff, NE.

              
















6th Annual Coyote Craze Classic (2010)



     29 teams from NE, CO, KS, and WY were represented in this year's hunt. Reps came from all across NE, SD, CO, WY & MO. The weather was about ideal as you can get for this time of year. In about a 200 mile radius, most teams had 5-15 mph winds all weekend, temps in the low 30's, and even a dusting of snow Sat. night! The unusual SE and E winds threw a curve into things but the teams responded.

      Overall, 120 coyotes were checked in by 24 of the 29 teams! Making over a 4 coyote/team average!! Of the 120 coyotes, 30 had mange. Heavy coyote of the contest was 40lbs, 8 oz and the small dog was 17lbs, 1 oz. The winning team had an amazing 32lb average with their 9 coyotes!!! All ties were broken by the total weight of your teams' coyotes.

      Congrats to all the teams for making this year's hunt a great success!! Also, thank you to all the great sponsors that participate and donate!

Results
1st place-9 coyotes-D. Patterson (Ogden, KS) & N. Bosley (Loveland, CO) & Rep--Nick Hartmann (Lincoln, NE)

2nd place-9 coyotes-T. Minor & C. Jeary (Hyannis, NE) & Rep--Austin Patzer (Saratoga, WY)

3rd place-8 coyotes-M.Adkins (Morrill, NE) & R. Brown (Scottsbluff, NE) & Rep--Brandon Mossberg (Kimball, NE)

4th place-8 coyotes-C. McBride & son Gauge (Big Springs, NE) & D. Markussen (Ogallala, NE) & Rep-Bob Nemnich (Gering, NE)

5th place-8 coyotes-J. Cooper & L. Cooper (Oshkosh, NE) & Rep. Shawn Whipple (Kearney, NE)

6th place-8 coyotes-M.Brown (Wellington, CO) & J. Bopp (Loveland, CO) & Rep--Ken Jones (Colorado Springs, CO)

7th place-7 coyotes-A. Leisy (Bridgeport, NE) & G. Doremus (Bayard, NE) & Rep--Chris Culek (Gering, NE)

8th place-7 coyotes-T. Sheets & S. Gorwill (Hyannis, NE) & Rep--Randy Shaw (Missouri)

9th place-7 coyotes-C. Greckel and 2 sons Nathan & Blake (Scottsbluff, NE) & Rep--Aaron Powell (Scottsbluff, NE)

10th place-6 coyotes-D. McCormick (Mitchell, NE) & H. Cross (Lyman, NE) & Rep--Nick Orchowski (Denver, CO)








                See you next year for the 7th annual Dec. 2nd-4th, 2011!
       Contact Geoff Nemnich @ geoff@coyotecraze.com to get registered!!!

                      5th Annual Western Nebraska Coyote Classic



     The 5th annual Western Nebraska Coyote Classic was recently held Dec. 4th-6th, 2009 in Mitchell, NE.  24 teams from NE, CO, WY and KS competed for the title.  Over the day and a half hunt, teams harvested 62 coyotes and saw more than 270!  The winning of team of Leland and Roger Dohse (Bridgeport, NE/ Kimball, NE) killed 11 coyotes.  Their rep was Kerry Keane of Gering, NE.  2nd place went to Matt Hebbert and Tucker Sheets of Hyannis, NE.  They bagged 9 coyotes.  Their rep was Bob Nemnich of Gering, NE.  3rd place went to Matt Brown and Jon Bopp (Wellington, CO/ Loveland, CO) with 5 coyotes.  Their rep was Bill Sonnie of Gillette, WY.  4th place went to Dana McCormick and Hoss Cross (Mitchell, NE/ Lyman, NE) with 5 coyotes as well.  Their rep was Quinton Wagoner of Broadwater, NE.  5th place went to Andrew Leisy and Gerry Doremus (Bridgeport, NE/ Bayard, NE) with 5 coyotes.  Their rep was Tim Jordening of Gering, NE.  6th place went to Will Buckley and Melvin Oldaker (Mitchell, NE/ Harrison, NE) with 4 coyotes.  Their rep was Paul Jensen of Exeter, NE.  
     The heavy coyote weighing 36 lbs, 1 oz and the small coyote weighing 20 lbs, 3 oz. were both taken by Leland and Roger Dohse. 



Nick Green of Lyman, NE shows off his new DPMS/Panther Arms AR-15 he won during the event.  Also, Mike Adkins of Morrill, NE and Hal Fisher of Mitchell, NE display thier coyote mounts provided by Weapon X Taxidermy for shooting the 2nd heaviest coyote of the contest!

    

Next year's event will take place Dec. 3rd-5th, 2010 at the Scotts Bluff County Events Center in Mitchell, NE.  Hope to see you there!  Contact Geoff at geoff@coyotecraze.com for more info or to get registered!!!


   4th Annual Western Nebraska Coyote Classic



     Dec. 5-7th, 2008 marked the 4th annual Western Nebraska Coyote Classic held in Scottsbluff, NE.  19 teams from Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado competed for the title this year.  During the day and a half hunt, teams bagged 71 coyotes and saw more than 200.  Top honors went to Tyler Minor and Clark Jeary of Hyannis, NE.  They checked in 13 coyotes.  Their rep was Roger Grace of Colorado Springs, CO.  2nd place went to the husband and wife team of Barry and Nina Shepard from Dix, NE.  They knocked down 7 coyotes.  Their rep was Bob Nemnich of Gering, NE.  3rd place went to the team of brothers, Ty and Terry Yeager of Gering, NE.  They checked-in with 7 coyotes as well, but fell short on total weight of the coyotes.  Their rep was Quinton Wagoner of Broadwater, NE.  4th place went to Dana McCormick of Harrison, NE and Hoss Cross of Torrington, WY.  They bagged 6 coyotes for the weekend.  Their rep was Sean Whipple of Gering, NE.
     The heavy coyote, weighing in at 35 lbs, 10 ozs., was taken by the team of Cory Greckal of Scottsbluff, NE  and Cody Fisher of Gering, NE.  Their rep was Ken Jones of Colorado Springs, CO.
 
The smallest coyote, weighing in at 16 lbs, 13 ozs, was bagged by the team of Mike Allison and Tyler Neitzke of Gillette, WY.  Their rep was Cody Bohl of Gering, NE.


 
     Coyote Craze Classic Records

 Most Coyotes Killed by a Team--13--2008, Minor/Jeary/Grace (rep), 2013, Edis/Lovitt/Seifert (rep), 2014 Lovitt/Lovitt/Edis/Sheets (rep)

 Most Kills by a Team on Sat.--10--2008, Minor/Jeary/Grace (rep), 2013 Edis/Lovitt/Seifert (rep), 2014 Lovitt/Lovitt/Edis/Sheets (rep)

 Most Kills by a Team on Sun.--8--2015, Hebbert/Davidson/Hartmann (rep) 

 Largest Coyote Killed--47 lbs, 3 oz.--2011, Rye/Stull/Yancey (rep)

 Smallest Coyote Killed--11 lbs, 0 oz.--2012, Spencer/Burge/Christensen (rep)

 Most Coyotes Checked In--174--2013

 Highest Average # of Coyotes per Team--4.33--2015 (40 teams killed 173 coyotes)
 

Longest Shot -
640 yards - 2014 K. Jackson (rep) 

Dog Hog (most coyotes killed by a rep) - 8 - 2014 - K. Jackson