A North Dakota Game and Fish Department official said Tuesday that she expects coyote populations across the state to mirror those reported from a year ago.

The third annual Reynolds Coyote Hunt will start at sun-up Saturday, Jan. 23.

Last year’s event resulted in the harvest of 14 coyotes – an increase of 10 from the previous year – and featured teams from as far away as Bismarck, with hunters from Fargo, Northwood, Emerado, Portland and Jamestown also taking part.

Organizer Jordan Adams of Reynolds said Monday that he expects another solid turnout for this year’s hunt, although the number of teams joining the Jan. 23 coyote chase remains unknown.

“Usually people sign up the night before, but so far this year we have had the most pre-interest since we started doing (the hunt)” in 2019, Adams said.

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