Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife


Do I need a hunting license to hunt coyotes in Washington?

  • Hunting coyotes requires a Washington State big game or small game license (RCW 77.32.010). There is no bag limit for coyotes and they may be hunted year around.
  • Hunting or pursuing coyotes with dogs is prohibited.
  • Coyotes may be hunted at night EXCEPT during the months of September, October, or November in any area open to a centerfire rifle deer or elk season.

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9th of July, 2012