Is it easy to hunt or trap coyotes?

Coyotes are very elusive when it comes to hunting and trapping them. You shouldn’t expect to head afield and harvest them without considerable effort and planning.

Although a substantial number of coyotes are taken annually by trappers and by hunters who call them, the largest part of the harvest is taken by deer hunters and fox trappers. The Game Commission has maintained liberal hunting opportunities for coyotes with an eye toward interesting more Pennsylvanians in pursuing them. And, more are.

But it’s tough to take one. Just ask anyone who hunts coyotes. The same applies to trapping. To generate more interest among trappers, the agency now permits certified trappers to use cable restraints for taking coyotes.

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1. How can I identify an eastern coyote?
2. Are eastern coyotes a threat to people?
3. Will coyotes prey upon domesticated animals?
4. Do coyotes howl and run in packs?
5. Do coyotes kill deer regularly?
6. How can I tell if a coyote killed a deer?
7. Did the Game Commission release coyotes in Pennsylvania?
8. Where's the proof of coyote stalkings?
9. Would placing a bounty on coyotes help reduce their numbers?
10. Is it easy to hunt or trap coyotes?