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2013 Predator Challenge Results
A pic from the 2013 WeHuntSC.com Predator Challenge Check-InThis year we had more teams and hunters participating than in any previous year of the competition. The competition keeps getting bigger and bigger each year. So thanks to everyone who participated, to all the sponsors who made it possible, and a big thanks to Gavin Jackson, Robbie Boone, & Adam Smith for managing this year’s event. I should also mention Chip Humphries & Terry Williams who originally helped get the competition created and managed it for the past 2 years. We all owe these guys a big thank you because without them the competition wouldn’t have happened. They worked for months getting things ready. All the sponsor’s donations, rules, organization, and communications around the event stemmed from their efforts.

If anybody ever told you that predator hunting was easy… they were lying. Anybody who hunted in this year’s Predator Competition will tell you the same. We looked forward to the competition and planned for several months and when it finally got here the rain and fog made things tough on everyone. From talking to everyone at the check-in it seemed that the coyotes just hunkered down for the majority of the weekend due to the weather. Many of the hunters I spoke with said they saved their “best spots”, “honey holes”, and “go-to locations” for the weekend of the competition and still came out empty handed.  The more I chase coyotes the more I respect the guys who are successful… and we did have some hunters who got it done rain or shine so let’s talk about the guys who came through no matter the conditions.



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1st Place & Big Dog

This year our 1st place team was “Team  Warner” out of Aynor, SC. Adam Davis, Josh Allen, & Dustin Paananen of Team Warner not only won 1st place, but they also won the “Big Dog” award. These guys brought in 2 coyotes totaling 68lbs. The big dog was 38lbs and it was a big one. Congrats to the guys for getting it done all weekend. Having the double-win they did not leave empty handed.

1st Place Winners - Team Warner 

2nd Place

Our second place team was the “Carolina Hawgmasters” out of Chesnee, SC. Todd Davis  and Paul St. Cyr arrived to the check-in with just minutes to spare and claimed 2nd place. They also brought in 2 coyotes with the total weight of 63lbs.


2nd Place Winners - Carolina Hawgmasters 

3rd Place

Our 3rd place team was the “Fur Takers” out of Clover, SC.  Andrew Love, Hunter McCarter, Woody Neely, & Chris McCall brought in 2 coyotes that totaled 58lbs.


3rd Place - Team Furtakers

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2013 Predator Challenge Check-in Pics 


On behalf of the WeHuntSC.com team we’d like to say thanks again to the Sportsman’s Warehouse of Columbia, SC for letting us hold the check-in at their facility, to our gracious sponsors, and to all hunters that participated. We look forward to next year’s competition… see you at the check-in!



2nd Annual WeHuntSC.com Predator Challenge Winners Announced
     WeHuntSC.com - At the Predator Challenge Check-in at the Sportsman's Warehouse in Columbia, SC

The 2nd Annual WeHuntSC.com Predator Challenge was this past weekend and it was another great event. This year?s Predator Challenge showed a lot of growth in both the number of competition entrants as well as sponsors. We had over 100 hunters participating in SC, NC, & GA and minus a little bit of wind on Friday night, the conditions were great!

Hunting started at 3pm on Friday and hunters had to bring any predators they bagged over the weekend to the check-in on Sunday by 4pm. Every few minutes shoppers from the Sportsman?s Warehouse came by the check-in to see what was going on and slowly but surely hunters brought their predators to check-in. It was really neat to meet a lot of the guys (and gals) who participated in the weekend challenge and get to know the people behind the avatars/posts we see online. I learned a lot simply from talking with these hunters and feeling them out for helpful tips/info on predator hunting. There was definitely a synergy at the check-in and one could feel the passion for predator hunting among those present at the Sportsman?s Warehouse.

One thing I can tell you is that the sport of predator hunting is growing fast in our area. Everyone we spoke with, whether they currently hunted predators or not, spoke of how they wanted to start predator hunting or how they?d heard about it and were really interested in it. A lot of people we spoke with are really focusing on predator hunting and are putting more energy into it. Collectively we feel the need to hunt predators as coyotes are killing livestock that farmers depend on along with drastically reducing deer & turkey populations in our state. Just read DNR?s latest report to see some statistics.

Below is a video with some pics from the check-in


One neat thing I?d like to mention is that one of our teams even had sponsors for their hunt. David Pruett & Todd Davis? ?Team Upstate? was sponsored by Golf Cart Service of Roebuck, SC. David & Todd brought a Stealth Electric Vehicles Apache 4x4 EV to the check-in and I?m telling you what... that thing was slick. It?s electric & extremely quiet. Todd & David said they even tried to get it stuck and couldn?t? and didn?t even have to put it in 4 wheel drive. If you think being electric means no power and no speed? then think again because this unit was stout.

Challenge Results

  • 1st Place ? Team Defending Champs (Terry William, Mike Williams, & Chip Humphries)
    • 1 coyote, 1 bobcat, 3 foxes
  • 2nd Place ? Team Black Coyote - Jesse Dean & Chas Morton (Lincolnton NC / Rock Hill SC)
    • 1 coyote
  • 3rd Place ? Team Huntshack - Tommy Darby, Spiro Poulos, Darrin Boyd (Chester, SC)
    • 1 fox
  • Big Dog Winner ? Team Black Coyote - Jesse Dean & Chas Morton (Lincolnton NC / Rock Hill SC)
    • 40lb coyote

WeHuntSC.com - Team Defending Champs goes back to back with another predator challenge title

WeHuntSC.com - 2nd place & Big Dog winner Jesse Dean of Team Black CoyoteCongratulations to Terry, Mike, & Chip for going back to back and really representing by bringing in a truck load of predators. I also thought it was a very kind act when Terry, Mike, & Chip turned around and gave the majority of their prizes away to the other hunters and attendees at the check-in. Because many of the prizes were duplicates from last year they decided to share their winnings with those in attendance. So we put names in a hat and drew them out & gave most of their prizes 1 by 1 to everyone present at the check-in. So kudos to Team Defending Champs for not only winning, but for being gracious with their prizes as well. (I think everyone at the check-in would agree).

The big winner of the day was Team Black Coyote who won both 2nd place and the Big Dawg award. Winning both categories doubled their prizes winnings. Mr. Jesse Dean and his son drove away with some really big smiles on their faces and with a truck full of prizes headed back to Lincolnton, NC. Jesse was pumped up and rightfully so!

Thanks again to all the sponsors who donated prizes so that we could host the challenge again. We?ll be back next year at the same time to do it again so from now until then? keep shooting coyotes!



Announcing the 2012 WeHuntSC.com Predator Challenge
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We?re excited to announce that we?re hosting the 2nd annual WeHuntSC.com Predator Challenge! If you?re interested in participating go ahead and block out the dates for Jan 13, 14, & 15 because this is the weekend that the competition is happening. 
The rules this year are pretty much the same with only a few small changes. Teams will still consist of 3 hunters, you must be registered online in order to participate, and we?re still meeting at the Sportsmen?s Warehouse in Columbia, SC for the check-in. You can see the full list of rules under the ?Rules? tab on the predator challenge page. Keep in mind that this challenge is open to hunters from other states as well! If you?re in a neighboring state feel free to hunt and join us in the predator challenge. We?d love to have you.
Registration for the predator competition will go live on November 15th and we?re cutting it off on Jan 13th so if you?re going to have a team this year be sure to register on the predator challenge page during that time period. We have some good sponsors & prize packages and we?re still rounding out the last few so bear with us on that. We?re going to post the prize packages here shortly so stay tuned.
If you?re a deer or turkey hunter and are aware of what coyotes are doing to the game populations around SC then you should strongly consider participating in this challenge! Hopefully we can collectively put a dent in the predator population and promote the sport of predator hunting at the same time.
We?re really looking forward to the Predator Challenge and hope you are too! See ya at the check-in.
Find out more information on the Predator Challenge page.


2011 SC Predator Competition Winners

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As you are most likely aware, we just crowned the winners in South Carolina?s first predator competition this past weekend. Terry Williams, Chip & Amanda Humphries emerged as the victorious team and they even got some of their hunt on video! Congratulations to the winning team hailing from McBee, SC.
I?m not a big predator hunter, but I don?t think I?d mind giving it a try!  Earlier this year some of our site members were mentioning to me that we should have a predator competition, but by not being an avid predator hunter this presented a dilemma for me.  I was hesitant to try to create and structure a competition that I didn?t fully understand.  For this reason, I?d like to say a big ?Thank You? to Chip Humphries (and everyone that helped him) for partnering with us and helping us properly structure, recruit sponsors, and run the competition.  We leaned on Chip and crew for insight in creating a good competition.  Without their help, it wouldn?t have been possible? so it may have just been destiny that they emerged victorious in the competition!   Also, we should give another big ?Thank You? to the Sportsman?s Warehouse in Columbia, SC as well for letting us base the check-in out of their facility. Pulling this competition off was a total team effort so thanks to everyone involved.
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We really didn?t know what to expect from the competition given that there is no official predator season and due to the youth of the site.  We were pleased to have 19 teams entered in the competition in just the first year.  We think (and hope) that the predator competition will continue to grow and get bigger every year.  While we were at the Sportsman?s Warehouse we had several people come by and note that they ?wish they had known about the competition? because they would have entered.  This is a good sign.  We also got some good marketing while socializing at the check-in.
The final results of the competition were:
1st Place: Terry Williams, Chip Humphries, Amanda Humphries ? McBee, SC
2nd Place: Dan Brothers ? Santee, SC
3rd Place: David Pruett & Todd Davis ? Spartanburg, SC
While we were at the check-in, Chip told me that they had some of their hunt on video.  I was pumped about this and eager to see the footage.  Since they had the footage, they were nice enough to let me include it in the below video.
I think everyone had a good time? I know we did!  We appreciate the sponsors and hunters who competed in the competition.  We hope to see you at the check-in next year as well.

Predator Competition Update
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Just wanted to post a quick update to the blog page regarding the predator competition.  Remember YOU MUST BE SIGNED UP IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMPETITION!  If you show up to the check-in and have not registered then you won?t be able to win?and with all of these prizes, I?d hate for that to happen to you.  So if you plan to participate?register.

Now that the disclaimer?s out of the way?time for the good news.  The good news is that since the first blog about the predator competition we?ve received some more good sponsor donations for the competition!  The following organizations have donated the prizes listed below:

I?m pumped that the predator competition is getting such a warm reception from both hunters and outdoor organizations.  I hope to see you and your team at the check-in!



2010 WeHuntSC.com Predator Competition

We are excited to announce that we are hosting the first annual WeHuntSC.com predator competition! South Carolina?s first predator competition is made possible due to some great sponsor donations and enthusiasm from some local predator hunters.  We continue to push to accommodate all hunters and species and this is another step in that direction.

The winner of the predator competition will receive some great prizes from our sponsors:

  1. A McKenzie Scent Fan Duffle Bag
  2. A Cass Creek Electronic Nomad Game Call System
  3. A Cass Creek Electronic Ergo Series Game Call
  4. A Cass Creek Electronic Mini Game Call
  5. A Cass Creek Electronic Amplifire Game Call
  6. A Sawtooth Game Calls Open Reed Coyote Call
  7. A Sawtooth Game Calls Open Reed Coyote Howler
  8. A Sawtooth Game Calls Closed Reed Coyote Call
  9. A Cronk Custom Game Calls Coyote Call

In the first year of this competition we are only going to have 1 winner who will take home all prizes, but in future years we are working to have first, second, third, and ?big dog? winners.  In short, as we grow we will continue to expand the prize levels.

Since there is no exact season for hunting coyotes, this competition is structured somewhat differently than our other competitions.  This competition will take place over one weekend and will culminate in a ?check-in? at the Sportsman?s Warehouse in Columbia, SC.  The competition will not require any posting of pictures to the web site.  Hunters can hunt in teams of 3 or less and the winner will be chosen based on a scoring system where coyotes, bobcats, and foxes bring in different amounts of points.  See the competition rules & regulations for more info.

If you have any questions regarding participating or sponsoring this competition, please contact Chip Humphries at [email protected].

We hope to see you at the check-in!


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