Fair Board's 2023 Blaine County Fur Fest a "huge success"


December 13, 2023

Mari Anne Skoyen

The "Small Dog" winners, sponsored by Gordon Cattle Company, were Team "Merle the Pearl". On the team was Merle Young, Todd Alisch, Austin Ouellette, and Cory Brothers. The "Small Dog" weighed in at 17.16 lbs.

This year's Blaine County Fur Fest Coyote Hunt was sponsored for the first time by the Blaine County Fair Foundation. The event was held the first weekend of December and was deemed a huge success. Fair Board/Foundation member Shandel Fouts, who was very involved in the planning, promotion and carrying out of the event, reported "It was the first time the Fair Foundation sponsored the hunt and it was a huge success." One hundred fifty-nine hunters, organized in to fifty teams, participated. They harvested a total of 400 animals, including 308 coyotes.

Fouts gave a "big thanks" to all the bu...

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