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50 State Coyote Hunting Regulation Summary

Compiled by Randy D. Smith - February, 2010


 

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Following is a 50-State Coyote Hunting Regulation summary.  Each state was queried in February of 2010 by the author.  State regulations are annually revised so the author advises that resident and non-resident hunters contact state and local agencies to learn the most current laws.  This is only a review and not intended to provide exact regulation interpretation.  Be safe and legal, check the law before you hunt.


Alabama

Season? No season on coyotes. Feral swine and coyotes are considered invasive nuisance species for which the necessity of demonstrating specific damage is not required.

Hunting License? An Alabama hunting license is required.

Daily Limit? None.

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?  It shall be unlawful for anyone to use or possess any device as a predatory call during nighttime hours while in the possession of any type of firearm or when any member of a group is in possession of any type of firearm.

www.outdooralabama.com
334-242-3469

 

 Alaska

Season?  Regulation may vary between Game Management Units in Alaska, or change by emergency order. Please see hunting and trapping regulations available online.

Hunting License?  You may take coyote under either a hunting license or a trapping license, but you must follow the seasons, bag limits, and methods and means permitted by that license.

Daily Limit?  Specific limits are listed.

Units 1-5. 18, 22, 23, and 26A: Two coyotes…..Sept 1-April 30

Units 21, 24, 25, 26B, and 26C: Ten coyotes…..Aug 10 – Apr 30

Units 6-11, 13-17: Ten coyotes per day…..Aug 10 – May 25

Units 12, 19, and 20: Ten coyotes per day…..Aug 10 – April 30

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed? No.

www.adfg.state.ak.us
907-267-2347

 

Arizona

Season? Specific seasons and methods of take for certain units and locations are outlined in the Arizona Hunt-Trap Regulations available from the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

Hunting License?  A valid Arizona hunting license is required.

Daily Limit?  No daily or seasonal limit.

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed? An individual may take nongame mammals and birds by any method not prohibited in R12-4-303 or R12-4-318, under the following conditions. An individual:

1. Shall not take nongame mammals and birds using foothold steel traps;

2. Shall check pitfall traps of any size daily, release non-target species, remove pitfalls when no longer in use, and fill any holes;

3. Shall not use firearms at night; and

4. May use artificial light while taking nongame mammals and birds, if the light is not attached to or operated from a motor vehicle, motorized watercraft, watercraft under sail, or floating object towed by a motorized watercraft or a watercraft under sail.

www.azgfd.com
602-942-3000


Arkansas

Season? Yes

Hunting License? Yes

Daily Limit? None.

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed? No.

http://www.agfc.com/hunting/genregs/hunt-equipment.aspx
501-223-6300


California

Season? Coyotes are defined as nongame mammals and may be hunted throughout the year.

Hunting License? A California hunting license is required.

Daily Limit?  No.

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed? Lights may be used but there are location specific regulations regarding light use, lighting type, locations, night hunting and vehicle use in California. Contact the California Department of Fish and Game for exact regulations and locations.

www.dfg.ca.gov
916-653-7203

 

Colorado

Season? Colorado allows year round coyote hunting.

Hunting License? A state license is required.

Daily Limit? No daily or seasonal limit.

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?  Artificial light may be used to hunt coyotes on private land with permission of the landowner.  A special permit is required to use artificial light on public land.  Contact the Colorado Division of Wildlife for exact permit details.

www.dnr.state.co.us
303-297-1192

 

Connecticut

Season?  Sunday Hunting Prohibited - Possession of hunting implements on Sunday in the open is prima facie evidence of violation. Sunday hunting is allowed on licensed private shooting preserves when the operator has permission from the town.

Hunting License? Yes

Daily Limit? None

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?

www.dep.state.ct.us
860-424-3011

 

Delaware

Season? Coyotes are a relatively recent arrival here in Delaware. We have just drafted legislation to designate the coyote as a game animal. Once that is accomplished, we will promulgate a regulation establishing a season and bag limit. Right now our feeling is that there would be no closed season and no bag limit but that remains to be seen. First we have to get the game designation.  

Hunting License?

Daily Limit?

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?

www.dnrec.state.de.us
302-739-5297

 

Florida

Season? Coyotes may be hunted year round on private property.  On Wildlife Management Areas (WMA’s), they may be hunted during most every hunting season except spring turkey.

Hunting License? Yes, a hunting license is required.  On WMAs, you must also have a management area permit.

Daily Limit? No Limits

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting? On private property, you may hunt coyotes at night (by the light of the moon) without any special permit as long as you don’t use any artificial light.  To hunt them at night using artificial light (spotlight), you must first obtain a gun and light and night permit from our agency, which is used to help control nuisance wildlife.  You may not hunt coyotes at night on WMAs.

www.FWC.com
850-488-8573


Georgia

Season?  Coyotes may be hunted year-round.

Hunting License?  Both Georgia residents and non-residents are required to have a Georgia or WMA license to hunt coyotes.

Daily Limit? No limits

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?  Coyotes may be hunted at night.  Lights must be hand held and not affixed to a vehicle.

www.gohuntgeorgia.com
770-918-6416


Hawaii

Season? There are no provisions for hunting coyotes in the state of Hawaii

Hunting License? A hunting license is required on public and private land for any species.

Daily Limit?

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?

www.hawaii.gov/dlnr
808-973-9787


Idaho

Season?  Coyotes can be hunted all year.

Hunting License?  Yes, you must have an Idaho hunting license.

Daily Limit? No.

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?  If a private landowner gives written permission to do so or the hunter obtains a “spotlight permit” from a Fish and Game office, it is allowed.

www.fishandgame.idaho.gov
800-554-8685


Illinois

 Season? Yes, the season in Illinois is open year round.  Shooting hours are ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset, except from the opening day of fox season (this year proposed for Nov 10th, 2010) through midnight of the following Feb 15th, coyotes can be hunted 24 hours a day.  Also, during the regular firearm deer seasons, coyote season is closed except for firearm deer hunters with unfilled firearm deer permits.

Hunting License? Yes, coyotes hunters in Illinois are required to purchase a general hunting license and a habitat stamp unless exempt by law.

Daily Limit?  No limits

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?  Yes, but only during the period starting the opening day of fox season (approximately Nov 10th, 2010 through midnight of the following Feb 15th.  Hunting is allowed by the use of artificial lights as long as the light is not shinned from or attached to a vehicle or conveyance.

http://www.dnr.state.il.us/admin/Digest/
217-782-7305


Indiana

Season?  Furbearer season for Coyote is October 15 – March 15. Landowners may take coyotes at any time on the land they own or provide written permission for others to take coyotes on their land at any time, without a permit.  Coyotes that are taken outside the hunting and trapping season by a landowner or someone with written permission from a landowner cannot be possessed live for more than 24 hours, and the live coyote cannot be sold, traded, bartered or gifted.

Hunting License? An Indiana hunting license is required.

Daily Limit?  No Restriction.

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?  A continuously burning light that can be seen for at least 500 feet must be carried while pursuing furbearing animals between sunset and sunrise. It is legal to hunt fox and coyote with the use of mouth- or hand-operated calls, or with the use of recorded calls. Spotlights may be used to take fox and coyote. There are no restrictions on hunting hours or firearms for hunting fox and coyote. It is illegal to hunt fox or coyote from a roadway or with the use of any motor-driven conveyance.

www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/3188.htm
317-232-4080


Iowa

Season? Continuous Open Season

Hunting License? Yes

Daily Limit? None

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed? Night hunting is not restricted. Sights that project a light beam, including laser sights, are not legal for hunting. You cannot cast the rays of a spotlight, headlight or other artificial light on a highway or in a field, woodland or forest for the purpose of spotting, locating, taking or attempting to take or hunt a bird or animal, while having in possession or control, either singly or as one of a group of persons, any firearm, bow or other device capable of killing or taking a bird or animal.

www.iowadnr.com
515-281-8688


Kansas

Season? Coyotes may be hunted throughout the year.

Hunting License? A Kansas hunting license is required.

Daily Limit? No daily or season limit

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed? Night hunting is allowed but no artificial light may be used.

www.kdwp.state.ks.us
316-342-0658

 

Kentucky

Season? Kentucky has a year round season for coyotes

Hunting License? A Kentucky hunting license is required

Daily Limit? No daily limit

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?  Neither night hunting nor spotlighting is allowed.

www.kdfwr.state.ky.us/
800-858-1549

 

Louisiana

Season? No

Hunting License?  A small game license is required.

Daily Limit? None on Coyotes.

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed? No.

www.wlf.state.la.us/
225-765-2350

 

Maine.

Season?  Coyotes may be hunted during daylight hours throughout the year Jan. 1 – Dec. 31            

Hunting License? Yes

Daily Limit? No.

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?  A coyote night hunting permit is required to hunt coyote at night from December 16 to June 1. Hunting under this permit is limited to 1/2 hour after sunset until 1/2 hour before sunrise and shall cease at midnight ach Saturday and resume at 12:01AM on Monday  Hunters must be in possession of an electronic, hand-held or mouth-operated predator calling device.  Artificial lights may be used.

http://www.maine.gov/ifw/hunting_trapping/hunting/index.htm
207-287-8000

 

Maryland

Season? Firearms and bow for daytime hunting may be conducted throughout the year. From October 15 through March 15 coyote hunting may be during daytime and nighttime.

Hunting License? Yes

Daily Limit? No daily bag limit and no possession limit.

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed? NO

www.dnr.state.md.us/huntersguide
410-260-8540


Massachusetts

Season?  In Massachusetts, the coyote season opens on the first Saturday after Columbus Day and closes on the following March 8th.  There are some variations to regulations in Massachusetts.  It is suggested that interested hunters go to this link for final conformation and  exact specifications. http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/regulations/plain_language/hunting_fox.htm

Hunting License? Yes

Daily Limit? No.

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed? Use of artificial lights is prohibited. Generally, night time hours close at midnight. However, during the shotgun season for deer hunting, hunting hours are ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset. During the pheasant/quail season on state wildlife management areas which are stocked with birds, the hunting hours for all species are from sunrise to sunset.

 http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/regulations/abstracts/hunt_fish_abstracts.pdf
508-792-7270


Michigan

Season? October 15 – March 1 with game or predator call only.  Firearm may be loaded or arrow nocked only when using call. Coyote may be taken on private property by a property owner or designee all year if they are doing or about to do damage on private property. A license or written permit is not needed.

Hunting License? Michigan residents possessing a valid small-game license may hunt coyote during the established season.

Daily Limit? None.

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed? Only lights similar to the type ordinarily held in the hand or on the person. (Flashlights, portable battery-powered spotlights and headlamps, and similar portable lights designed to be carried in the hand or on the person are legal.) The use of natural light, including night vision optics and scopes, is legal

http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10363---,00.html
517-373-1263


Minnesota

Season?  Coyotes may be hunted throughout the entire year.

Hunting License?  Residents and nonresidents may hunt coyotes in Minnesota without a license.

Daily Limit? There is no daily or possession limit.

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?  Coyotes may be taken in any manner, except with the aid of artificial lights or by using a motor vehicle to drive, chase, run over, or kill the animal. Poisons may not be used except in accordance with all label regulations of the state Dept. of Agriculture and federal Environmental Protection Agency.

A person hunting for coyote from Jan. 1 to March 15 may use an artificial handheld light under the following conditions:

• While on foot and not within a public right of way

• Using a shotgun

• Using a calling device

• Not within 200 feet of a vehicle.

www.dnr.state.mn.us
888-minndnr

 

Mississippi

Season?  From March 1 to the day prior to the opening of deer archery season: Nuisance animals may be taken, killed, chased, or pursued on private lands at any time with no weapon restrictions and/or on public lands where the government agency charged with the management of said lands has passed laws or regulations allowing the taking of nuisance animals From opening of deer archery season to the last day of February: (private lands and open public lands that have statewide seasons without specialregulations) Nuisance animals may be hunted, taken, killed or pursued during daylight hours with weapons legal to use for the hunting season open at the time.

Hunting License? Yes

Daily Limit? No daily or possession limit.

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?  Persons hunting nuisance animals from ½ hour after sunset until ½ hour before sunrise with or without the aid of a light, are restricted to using standard rim fire rifles or handguns no larger than .22 caliber (all magnums are excluded) and/or shotguns with shot size no larger than No. 6 shot.  Persons hunting nuisance animals with archery equipment and/or with primitive weapons during archery or primitive weapons season must possess either a Sportsman License or an Archery/Primitive

http://home.mdwfp.com/ContentManagement/Html/htmldownload.aspx?id=13
601-432-2400


Missouri

Season?  Open year-round except for daylight hours April 1 through the end of spring turkey season and may not be hunted with dogs during daylight hours in November and parts of December during firearms deer season.

Hunting License?  Yes. Residents need a small-game hunting permit. Non-residents need a Nonresident Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Permit

Daily Limit?  No daily or possession limits.

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?  Night hunting is allowed but hunting with artificial light is prohibited unless shooting a coyote that is treed by dogs. (Good luck pulling that one off! – Author)

www.mdc.mo.gov/hunt/
573-751-4115


Montana

Season? No

Hunting License? No

Daily Limit? None

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?  On private land with written permission of the landowner spotlights may be used for coyote hunting.  Spotlights and night hunting for coyotes are not legal on public lands.

http://www.fwp.mt.gov/
406-444-2535


Nebraska

Season? Open year round.

Hunting License? Not for residents, nonresidents need a nonresident hunting permit.

Daily Limit? No

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed? Yes, but the spotlights may not be attached to a vehicle or conveyance

www.ngpc.state.ne.us
402-471-0641

 

Nevada

Season? No specified season.

Hunting License? You may hunt coyotes year around in Nevada without a license, but you need a trapping license to trap them, and that is only during the furbearing season.  To sell the furs you must also have a trapping license.   

Daily Limit? No limit on coyotes exists. 

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed? Spotlighting is on a County by County basis, and subject to change as laws do sometimes.  Contact a County Sheriff’s Office for current laws in specific Counties.  Something to consider for spotlighters are some furbearer seasons are closed to nonresidents (bobcats and gray fox), know your eyes!

www.ndow.org/
775-688-1500

 

New Hampshire

Season?  No closed season. 

Hunting License? Yes.

Daily Limit?  No limit.  It is unlawful to bait for game animals, including deer, bear, furbearers or coyote from April 15 through Aug. 31.

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?  It is unlawful to illuminate wild animals from Sept. 1 to Dec. 1.  Coyotes may be hunted at night from Jan. 1 through March 31. In shotgun-only towns for deer, hunters must use either shotguns, 22-cal. rimfire rifles, muzzleloaders or bow and arrow to hunt coyote. Lights may be used, except from a motor vehicle or OHRV. Electronic calling devices are legal. Baiting is not permitted on ice-covered public waters. Written landowner permission filed with the local conservation officer is required to hunt coyote at night or to place bait for coyotes

www.wildlife.state.nh.us
603-271-3422


New Jersey

Season?  Coyotes may be hunted with bow and arrow only from Oct 3 to Nov 6, 2009; with firearm or bow and arrow from Nov 7, 2009 to Feb 15 2010.  Coyotes may also be hunted with bow and arrow or firearm during a Special Permit Season from Jan 1 to Mar 15, 2010.

Hunting License?  A New Jersey hunting license is required.  A Permit may required, in addition to a NJ hunting license, during the Special Permit Season.

Daily Limit?    No daily or seasonal bag limit.

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?  Night hunting is allowed during the Special Permit Season only.  Portable lights are allowed.

www.njfishandwildlife.com
609-292-2965


New Mexico

Season?  No season limits on coyotes.

Hunting License? Residents are not required to obtain a license to hunt them. Non-residents must obtain either a non-game animal license or any current NM non-resident hunting license.

Daily Limit? No bag limits on coyotes.

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed? Our regulations state; it is illegal to shine spotlights or other artificial lights into areas where big game or livestock might be, if persons using the light have in possession any firearm or implement capable of killing big game or livestock.

www.wildlife.state.nm.us
800-862-9310


New York

Season? Yes, the New York coyote hunting season runs from October 1st to the last Sunday in March.

Hunting License? Yes, you need a small game hunting license.

Daily Limit?  No.

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?  Yes.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/09guidecont.pdf

518-402-8924
 

North Carolina

Season? No closed hunting season for coyotes.

Hunting License? A North Carolina hunting license is required.

Daily Limit? No daily or seasonal limit.

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?  No artificial lights may be used including laser lights.

http://www.ncwildlife.org/fs_index_04_hunting.htm
919-733-7291


North Dakota

Season? Coyotes can be hunted throughout the year.

Hunting License? Yes a ND state license is required to hunt coyotes. Licenses are valid April 1 through March 31 of each year.

Daily Limit? No daily limit

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?  Night hunting is allowed but use of spotlight or any other artificial light, night vision equipment, electronically enhanced light gathering optics or thermal imaging equipment for hunting or locating game is prohibited.

 www.gf.nd.gov
701-328-6300


Ohio

Season?  Coyotes may be hunted throughout the year (there is no closed season)

Hunting License?  An Ohio hunting license is required

Daily Limit? There is no daily limit. 

 Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?  Between 6pm and 6am, you must use a continuous white light visible for at least a ¼ mile.  When hunting with a call from a stationary position you may use a continuous single beam light of any color.  You cannot hunt coyote at night during any of the deer gun seasons.

www.ohiodnr.com/wildlife/default.htm
614-265-6300


Oklahoma

Season? Open year-round

Hunting License? A hunting license or proof of exemption.

Daily Limit?  No daily, season, or possession limit.

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?  It shall be unlawful to hunt, take or attempt to take coyotes from dark to daylight with the aid of any artificial light and any sight dog.

www.wildlifedepartment.com
405-521-2730


Oregon

Season?  Coyotes may be hunted throughout the year.

Hunting License?  An Oregon hunting license is required.

Daily Limit?  No daily limit

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?  Night hunting is allowed but no artificial light may be used.  EXCEPTION:  On private land when acting as an agent for the landowner no hunting license is required and artificial light may be used.

www.dfw.state.or.us
503-872-5268

 

Pennsylvania

Season? Year-round (July 1-June 31, including Sundays

Hunting License? Yes, either a general hunting license or a furtaker license. Coyotes: (Statewide) - Outside of any deer or bear or spring gobbler season may be taken with a hunting license or a furtaker’s license and without wearing orange. (During any archery deer season) - May be taken while lawfully hunting deer, or with a furtaker’s license. (During the regular firearms deer season and any bear season)- May be taken while lawfully hunting deer or bear, or with a furtaker’s license while wearing 250 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange-colored material visible in a 360-degree arc. (During spring gobbler season) - May be taken by persons who have a valid tag and follow shot size requirements. Coyotes have been added to the list of eligible species that can be hunted by youngsters participating in the Mentored Youth Hunting Program. A furtaker’s license is required to trap coyotes and the trapping season Daily Limit? No daily or seasonal limit.

A nonresident 7-day small game license does not suffice for hunting coyotes. Recent regulation change now allows any natural or manmade nonliving bait and any electronic or mechanical device to be used to attract coyotes for hunting or trapping. The law allowing trappers to use any natural or manmade nonliving bait to attract coyotes still does not permit the bait to be visible from the air. Those hunting coyotes, however, may hunt over bait visible from the air.

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?  Yes, you may hunt at night.  A light may be used under the following stipulation: A person hunting raccoons, skunks, opossums, bobcats, weasels, foxes and coyotes on foot may use a handheld light, including a gun-mounted light. Furbearer hunters still may not use a flashlight or spotlight that projects a laser light beam, though.

www.pgc.state.pa.us
717-787-4250

 

Rhode Island

Season? On private land: no closed season.  On state management areas: From first day of dove hunting season in September to February 28th and during the open spring turkey season (4/29/10-5/25/10)

Hunting License? A Rhode Island license is required.

Daily Limit? No

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed? No

www.dem.ri.gov/pubs/regs/index.htm
401-222-6647


Carolina

Season? Coyotes may be hunted throughout the year with a valid hunting licenst

Hunting License? A South Carolina hunting license is required.  Depredation permits are available for controlling destructive coyotes year round.  No hunting or trapping license is required with a depredation permit.

Daily Limit? The is no daily limit on Coyotes.

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed? No.

www.dnr.state.sc.us
803-734-3886


South Dakota

Season? Coyotes may be hunted year-round.

Hunting License? To hunt coyotes (or fox, skunk) in South Dakota, residents are required to possess a resident predator/varmint license, or any other valid South Dakota resident hunting license.  

Daily Limit? No daily or seasonal limit

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed? Coyotes may be hunted at night, but no artificial lights of any kind are permitted

www.sdgfp.info/index.htm
605-773-3485

 

Tennessee

Season?  Coyote hunting is open year round in Tennessee

Hunting License? Yes

Daily Limit? No

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed? No.

www.state.tn.us/twra
615-781-6500

 

Texas

Season?  Not on private property, they may be hunted year-round but you must have landowner permission. On our public hunting lands, not all units allow coyotes to be taken; you must check with each individual unit to see if coyotes are a legal species.

Hunting License? Yes, on private property, regardless of your age, a valid hunting license is required.  On our public hunting lands, the Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH) $48, is required as well as a valid hunting license.

Daily Limit? No

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed? Yes, on private property; need to contact the local game warden before doing so at night to let them know where, when, what, how and who is hunting. Not on public hunting lands.

www.tpwd.state.tx.us
512-389-45055


Utah

Season? Coyotes can be hunted any time.  The DWR does not offer a bounty for coyotes, however, individual county and city governments may.  Since the coyote is not under our jurisdiction, we do not keep a list of which cities or counties may be offering bounties.  You will need to contact these agencies individually. 

Hunting License? No.

Daily Limit? No.

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed? Our agency does not place any restrictions on the spotlighting of coyotes.  Individual county and city governments create their own laws on this practice.  In order to inquire about these laws, contact the city or county in which you are interested in hunting.

www.wildlife.utah.gov
801-538-4700


Vermont

Season? No season

Hunting License? Yes.

Daily Limit? No daily or possession limit

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed? Any hour but no lights are allowed.

www.vtfishandwildlife.com
802-241-3700


Virginia

Season? No.  No Sunday hunting.

Hunting License? Yes

Daily Limit? None

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed? Coyote night hunting is allowed and with a light.  The light cannot be attached to or cast from a vehicle.

http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/hunting/
804-367-1000


Washington

Season? Open year round.

Hunting License? Yes.

Daily Limit? None

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?  Coyotes may be hunted at night during established bobcat and raccoon season except that it is unlawful to hunt any wildlife at night or wild animals with dogs during the months of Sepetmber, October, or November in any area open to a centerfire rifle deer or elk season.

http://wdfw.wa.gov
360-902-2519


West Virginia

Season?  West Virginia has a continuous open season for day hunting of coyotes (1/2 hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset).  Individuals must obtain permission from the landowner and remain in an open field, out of the closed woods.  Night hunting is open January 1 through July 31.

Hunting License? A West Virginia hunting license is required for hunting coyotes.

Daily Limit?  There are no daily, annual or season bag limits

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?  Spotlighting is illegal.  However, it is legal to hunt coyotes at night using amber or red-colored artificial light during the legal night season.   Firearms legal for night coyote hunting are shotguns with #4 or smaller shot and rimfire rifles or handguns of .22 caliber or smaller.

www.wvdnr.gov
304-558-2771


Wisconsin

Season?  Coyote Season is open all year statewide, except in northern Wisconsin where it closes for the 19 day period of the regular gun deer and muzzleloader season and antlerless-only deer hunts in October and December. Season is open in units without antlerless hunts and during the Youth Gun Deer Hunt.

Hunting License? A Wisconsin hunting license is required

Daily Limit? Unlimited

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed?

www.dnr.state.wi.us
608-266-2621


Wyoming

Season?  Year round

Hunting License? No.

Daily Limit? No daily or season limit.

Night Hunting and/or Spotlighting allowed? On private land with written permission of the landowner spotlights may be used for coyote hunting.  Spotlights and night hunting for coyotes are not legal on public lands.

http://gf.state.wy.us
307-777-4600