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Coyote Shooting Season Fees, Dates & Harvest Limit 2015-2016

Season: Sept. 12, 2015-July 3, 2016 province wide.

License Fee: The coyote shooting licence is now been combined with the small game licence for a cost of $10.00. There is no harvest limit on coyotes.

This licence permits hunters to shoot coyotes using centrefire rifle calibres up to and including: .225 (i.e: .17 Rem, .22 Hornet, .204 Ruger, .218 Bee, .222 and .223 Rem., 223 WSSM, .22-250 Rem., .220 Swift, .224 Weatherby Mag., and .225 Win). Hunters using shotguns may only use No. 2 shot or larger (slugs are not permitted). Hunters are not permitted to use rimfire rifles to hunt coyotes outside the small game season.

Hunters holding a valid big game or wolf shooting licence may also harvest coyotes during the open season in the Management Area where the licence is valid. Big game hunters who use a shotgun for the purposes of shooting a coyote must use shot size No. 2 or larger and the shotgun must not be smaller than a 20 guage.

All hunters must report the numbers of coyotes taken and must submit coyote carcasses to the nearest Department of Natural Resources office. A $25-collection fee is offered for coyote carcasses.

Hunters may offer coyote pelts for market. Fur export permits are required for hunters shipping furs out of province that are not handled through a fur agent. For more information, consult the Hunting and Trapping Guide PDF (14.5 MB).

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