Hundreds Turn Out for Varmint Tourney
The Second Annual Lone Star Varmint Tournament was held in Lexington last Saturday and Sunday. Sixty-nine teams, with two to four people in each team, came out for the event that allowed hunters to harvest varmints anywhere within the state, as long as they returned to Lexington by 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon with their kill.
Johnny Speier of Lexington, Lee County Wildlife Biologist Greg Pleasant and Outfitter and Taxidermist Bill Woodward were the judges this year. The First Place Winning team was out of Georgetown and Brady, who took home the $4140 purse.
Points were earned by the type of kill harvested. Lions earned 200 points each; bobcats were worth 45 points; a fox was worth 35 points; coyotes – 25 points and coons – 5 points. There was a maximum of five per animal type cap on the entries.
Second and Third Place teams won $2070 and $690 respectively. Several other prizes were awarded including a number of riffles and guns.