Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

WDFW Help



What if coyotes are killing my domestic livestock?

  • If coyotes are damaging crops or domestic animals the owner, owner’s immediate family members, owner’s documented employees, or tenants of the real property on which the damage is occurring may kill or trap coyotes on that property. A hunting license is not required in such cases (RCW 77.36.030, WAC 232-36-051). The animal carcass may not be retained. Be aware of legal shooting areas.
  • A special trapping permit is required to use any traps other than live traps (RCW 77.15.192, 77.15.194; WAC 232-12-142). There are no exceptions for emergencies and no provisions for verbal approval.
  • See WDFW's "Living with Wildlife: Coyotes" fact sheet for more information.


Related Questions

Attachments

No attachments were found.

Question Details

Last Updated
9th of July, 2012

Would you like to...

Print this page  Print this page

Email this page  Email this page

Post a comment  Post a comment

 Subscribe me

Subscribe me  Remove from favorites

Remove Highlighting Remove Highlighting

Edit this Question

Quick Edit

Export to PDF


User Opinions

No users have voted.

How would you rate this answer?




Thank you for rating this answer.

Continue