North Dakota May Post $100 Coyote Bounty

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North Dakota's coyote population is growing and the state is considering upping the bounty to $100 for any hunter. The Bismark Tribune has the full story.

The bounties would be paid for with money taken from a state Game and Fish Department fund that pays for professional hunters who help with coyote problems. Bowman state Sen. Bill Bowman said increasing coyote numbers could cause a spring crisis. Bowman said deer numbers are down, and coyotes will be hunting livestock instead, at a time when cattle prices are good.

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I do agree that ncreasing

I do agree that increasing coyote numbers could cause a spring crisis. Deer numbers are down, and coyotes will be hunting livestock.

GooseHunter Jr's picture

Years ago there used to ne a

Years ago there used to ne a bounty for them here in Colorado.  I have seen alot of coyotes this year while goose hunting.  I saw two in one field the lat week of the season "doing the deed".  Thinking to myself I need to get thenole E-Caller out and go chase some.  I am sure with the growing numbers in Colorado we could place a bounty on them as well.  But then you will have twice as many people complaining about us killeg them...when it the poodles paying the ulitimate price.

hunter25's picture

There has never been a bounty

There has never been a bounty as far as I know anywhere I have lived.

With prices like that it would almost be worth going on a trip to cash in on it. I'm sure they will get hunted hard if it goes through but if your good you could make some money pretty quick if you lived there or offset the cost of a varmint hunting trip if you don't.

numbnutz's picture

I like this idea, I wish they

I like this idea, I wish they would do the same in oregon, I would make a bigger effort to hunt yotes if i could get "paid" to do so. There is a guy in oregon who makes a living fishing for junk fish that the odfw pays a bounty on, he was making almost a $100,000 a year just from fishing these predator fish.

Ca_Vermonster's picture

Very interesting proposal. 

Very interesting proposal.  One of the reasons coyotes have exploded is due to the decline of trapping in recent decades, due to the falling pelt prices. However, with a "bounty" on them, it would actually be worth targeting these guys now.

And I like how the want to use the money that they would have given to "professional" hunters.  Good to see the money going to the every day good guys, instead of someone "hired" to do it.