Luke Oyloe Memorial Coyote Hunt Set For October 27th in Williston, ND


Despite being a teenager from a small town in North Dakota, Luke Oyloe’s name and good deeds live on in perpetuity thanks in part to the efforts of and its director Jamie P. Olson.

Luke Allen Oyloe was born January 10, 1993 and passed away just 16 short years later on April 6, 2009. Later that year, the Luke Oyloe Memorial Coyote Hunt was established to provide a scholarship in Oyloe’s name at the school he attended, Trinity Christian School in Williston.

“Luke was a terrific kid who loved all sports including coyote hunting,” said Olson. “Luke’s tragic passing broke the hearts of everyone in the coyote hunting community and establishing this scholarship in his name seemed like a fitting way for us to honor his memory.”

The Luke Oyloe Memorial Coyote Hunt is a one-day contest with a registration fee of $100 per team. A rules meeting and Calcutta Auction will take place at 7:00 p.m. October 26 at the Edgar M. Boyd American Legion Post located at 115 1st Avenue East in Williston. The afternoon check-in will be at 7:00 p.m. October 27 at the same location. 1st 30%, 2nd 25%, 3rd 20%, 4th 15%, & 5th 10% place finishes will be awarded to the teams with the highest one-day total. Additional prizes, likely to include guns and gas cards like last year, will also be up for grabs. Cash will be awarded for the largest and smallest coyotes.

After the tournament concludes, a scholarship (dollar amount varies from year-to-year based on participation in the tournament) will be awarded. Entrants must be in their senior year at Trinity Christian School in Williston, ND and submit a 1000-word essay on coyote hunting; a five-member panel of judges will select a winner from all entries received.

To raise money for the scholarship, the Calcutta Auction will be held on Friday, October 26 to auction the teams off to the highest bidder. Participation in the auction is open to all interested parties regardless of whether or not they register to participate in the hunt.

About Coyote Hunter

Since its inaugural year in 2001, the Coyote Hunter Tournament Series has grown in every way imaginable. From a four-fold increase in number of participants to an upsurge in prize money of well over 1200% the series has attained its place as the world’s preeminent coyote hunting tournament series. Today, predator hunters from nearly a dozen states regularly participate in the Coyote Hunter Tournament Series. Coyote Hunter runs more tournaments and pays out more in prize money each year than any other organization in the US. In addition, no other organization has paid out as much in prize money for tournaments over the past 10 years as Coyote Hunter.

For additional information about, the upcoming The Luke Oyloe Memorial Coyote Hunt or any of the events in the 2012/2013 Coyote Classic Tournament Series, contact Jamie P. Olson at 307-359-1848 or email him at [email protected]


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