Laws and regulations on managing them
Coyotes were once contained in the prairies of Northern America, but have now become common in more populated urban and suburban areas all over the country. Coyote sightings increase at certain times throughout the year. Coyotes explore more as breeding season begins in the winter months of January and February. They continue to be seen into July as they care for their new pups. Sightings pick up again in the fall, when young coyotes leave home to find their own territories.
The animals are not protected in the state and and can be hunted year round or trapped during fur-bearer trapping season. They may only be hunted during the daylight hours, however, and there are restrictions on the type of traps and calling devices used to attract them to you. Landowners must report any coyotes they get rid of outside of trapping season.
Coyotes in the Suburbs
Coyotes, once limited to the prairies of central North America, are now common in suburban and urban areas across the country. Neighborhood and city residents not used to being around these animals often have questions about how to deal with them.
A basic understanding of the behavior of coyotes – and following some simple guidelines – can help reduce conflicts with these wild animals. Learn more
Summary: Coyotes were once contained in the prairies of Northern America, but have now become common in more populated urban and suburban areas all over the country.
Managing Coyote in Kentucky: Laws and Regulations
Coyotes are not protected in Kentucky and may be taken year-round by hunting or with traps or non-locking snares during the furbearer trapping season. Coyotes may be hunted during daylight hours only. Hunters may use hand- or mouth-operated, mechanical, or electronically operated calling or attracting devices to aid in taking coyotes.
Kentucky law allows individuals whose property is being damaged by coyotes to kill such animals at any time of the year, but only by means allowed during the hunting and trapping seasons. Read more
Summary: Kentucky has rules and regulations in place for the control and management of coyotes. Although, they are not protected, there are certain times and methods with which residents are allowed to take the animal by either hunting or trapping.