Update, 2/12/2016, Petition to Prohibit Wildlife Killing Contests in Minnesota.
The tournament organizer made a remark on 2/11/2016 that I found alarming.
I raised the alarm to warn advocates in the Marshall area to avoid personal confrontation with the organizers, supporters, or participants in the upcoming coyote-hunting tournament
The remark is described in the blog entry Alarming response to local action to "Prohibit Wildlife-Killing Contests in MN".
Many commenters have told me I overreacted. They describe the remark as a harmless account of an exchange of words on facebook (in which an opponent of the tournament taunted the tournament organizer by suggesting that he give a prize for shooting the most legs off of a coyote without killing it).
The simplest description of the remark might be stated as follows: The tournament organizer was only saying that he's "not about" shooting off the legs of coyotes. He wasn't saying anything about a threat to any person or any animal.
If that's not alarming to you, then good for you. (But still, be careful please.)
Headline in the Marshall Independent.