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Texas Aviator Is In Demand
As Coyote Hunter
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA - Friday, June 8, 1934
Fort Stockton, Texas - Hunting coyotes by airplane is the lucrative sport of Roy Baumgardner, who works for Texas ranchmen bothered by the pests.
The plane usually is used in connection with a ground drive against coyotes, the aviator pursuing the animals and shooting them with a shotgun after they have been jumped by hunters on the ground.
A base price is charged by Baumgardner whether coyotes are killed or not, with an additional amount for each animal killed. The price averages about $10 to $15 per coyote.
Baumgardner has contracts with ranchmen that do not begin until serveral months in the future because of the demand for his services.
Last updated: Saturday, June 09, 2007 07:32 PM
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