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Coyote Calhoun, AKA Lamar Shelnutt, passed away

SASS Headquarters, NM – Wild Bunch member and Hall of Fame inductee, Coyote Calhoun, AKA Lamar Shelnutt, passed away suddenly September 20th while attending to business at SASS’ New Mexico Headquarters.

He had assumed many of the major SASS business responsibilities for the past few years.  Coyote Calhoun was the SASS National Programs Director and Marketing Director.  He was a co-founder of the Shootout at Mule Camp, the first SASS Regional Championship, and, as a member of the Magnificent Seven, received the SASS Spirit Award in 1999.

Coyote began working for SASS in 1999, bringing consistency and enthusiasm to the SASS National Shooting Program.  He was part of the development of the SASS Range Operations Safety Courses and served on the SASS Range Operations Committee.  He was an outspoken advocate of the “B” Western shooting category.

In 2004, Coyote received the prestigious “Top Hand” award and was inducted into the Cowboy Action Shooting™ Hall of Fame in 2009.

Coyote’s enthusiasm, energy, and creativity have been vital to SASS and will surely be missed.  The Wild Bunch and SASS staff offer sincere condolences to the family.

Funeral arrangements are pending at this time, but will be announced as soon as available.