Hunter’s Specialties Al Morris And Garvin Young Win World Coyote Calling Championship

Hunter’s Specialties Pro Staff Member Al Morris And Hunting Partner Garvin Young Win Second Consecutive World Coyote Calling Championship

Hunter's Specialties Al Morris And Garvin Young Win World Coyote Calling Championship
Hunter's Specialties Al Morris And Garvin Young Win World Coyote Calling Championship

Cortez, New Mexico – -( Al Morris, a member of the Hunter’s Specialties Pro Staff, and his hunting partner Garvin Young recently won the 2008 annual World Coyote Calling Championship in Cortez, Colorado. They are the only team ever to win back-to-back and to capture three World Championship titles.

Morris and Young came in first in a field of 128 two-man teams who entered the event.

The contest is held over a day and a half, where participants try to call in and shoot the highest number of coyotes. Al and Garvin managed to take 18. The second place team finished with 13 coyotes.

“This year we hunted an area south of Cortez in New Mexico on some Navajo Nation land,” said Al. “We did some extensive scouting and found a location with plenty of coyotes that hadn’t been pressured by hunters. We did some late evening and early morning howling on our Mac Daddy Howlers to locate the coyotes. According to our best guess there were around 100 coyotes in the area.”

“We used the Johnny Stewart Preymaster-4 Caller with the authentic Johnny Stewart sounds. The Grown Cottontail Distress sound proved most effective,” stated Morris. “Garvin and I have worked hard to perfect our calling and set up techniques over the years. We like to use a set up that provides some elevation so we can see coyotes coming in from a distance. Since the Johnny Stewart PM-4 is a wireless remote operated caller we could set the speaker upwind of our location 50-60 yards to draw attention away from our set up.”

“We used Hunter’s Specialties Scent-A-Way products to remain scent free while we’re hunting. It really makes a difference since coyotes will almost always circle down wind of your stand to try and smell you. Garvin and I always split up so that whether the coyote circled close of far away, one of us would be in range. We shot one coyote at 5 feet in front of us and 6 of them were less than 20 yards. With the HS Scent-A-Way, the coyotes didn’t smell us, so we were able to get a considerably better shot.”

“Learning to use the right calls and working to be scent-free with the Hunter’s Specialties Scent-A-Way products definitely helped us win our third title. It takes a little more effort and attention to details, but at the end of the day it makes all the difference in the world.”

This year’s contest also saw Hunter’s Specialties National Pro Staff member Steve Criner and his hunting partner Clay Owens take 9 coyotes for a 7th place finish in a tough field of top competitors.

“We spent five days scouting and sleeping out among the coyotes,” said Criner. “We were the only team from the Midwest to enter the competition. This is truly a contest among the best predator hunters that are out there. I believe the combination of Scent-A-Way and the Johnny Stewart calls gave us a real advantage. Hunting coyotes in the Midwest is a lot different than it is in the west. We were looking for anything that would give us an extra edge and the Hunter’s specialties products did just that. We’re excited about where we placed this year and can’t wait to get back in the hunt for a title next year.”

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farmer dave

Bet if you were a sheep and had you lambs or momma killed or made your living ranching and loss of income to feed your family because of killed livestock youd feel differnt where I come from until about 20 years ago we had few or no coyotes and got along fine without coyotes now we lose numbers of livestock due to them. Wildlife cost us thousands every year. there should be laws passed that people like you eat after everyone else in the world is fed if any livestock are left coyotes didnt kill. Happy calling get them all

Louise Kane

disgusting activity to kill animals for sport! New laws are needed to prevent this kind of wanton waste and cruelty. I bet you go home to Sunday dinner and church after you slaughter animals and break up their families. Coyotes mate for life and when one is wounded the other comes to their aid. Calling coyotes is despicable. It uses the coyotes best loyalty traits to bring them out as they think an animal is in distress. Barbaric and horrific. do something constructive instead of killing highly intelligent, highly social animals as fun. And don’t argue you are helping conservation… Read more »

J. Cruz

I've hunted coyote's on the Navajo Nation for years. One weekend over a two day period we "hand called" in 15 coyotes using Dan Thompson calls. Anybody can call in dozens of coyotes using electronic calls Anybody. We hunt around the Pinion area. There are alot of coyotes on the Navajo nation and no one calls up calls up there.

They shouldn't let electronics calls in contest, that's not talent that's is cheating.


Not true. I am a navajo from tuba city, Az All you need is a small game permit but we were told you also need a hunters safety course card by a local ranger today or they "WILL" take you rifle. Don't know when this came about though…

hope this helps!! Oh one more thing! It is hopi land that is off limits for cultural reasons…


not true. the license is 34 bucks but i do believe they were supposed to have had a guide to hunt.

Steve Slagle

How do these guy's hunt the Navajo Nation? It is my understanding that the nation is only huntable by Native Americans.