A permit is required because a derby is considered a competitive event with prizes. In 2013, there were two $1,000 prizes, one for the hunter who killed the biggest wolf, the other for the hunter who bagged the most coyotes.
New real-life series will follow the Busbice family on its 55,000-acre Louisiana ranch. The Busbice's are a key part of Plano Synergy Holdings, which produces thousands of hunting and fishing products.
American fox-hunting is a sport so steeped in tradition that riders still wear ties and blazers and cry out “Tally ho!” at the sight of prey. But it is adapting to one dramatic change: Coyotes have displaced foxes in the wild and become the hunters' new quarry.
A group that overcame a court challenge last winter to hold a wolf-and coyote-shooting derby is seeking a permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to roughly double the area for a second event this winter.
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