Website: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Contact Phone Number: 801-538-4700
Address: 1594 W North Temple – Suite 2110 – Box 146301 – Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6301
Email: [email protected]
Utah Hunting Licenses: Licenses and permits
Coyote Hunting Utah, Laws & Regulations
Are coyotes defined as furbearer, game animal, or other in Utah? In the state of Utah, coyotes are not considered “protected” wildlife, therefore they are classified as “unprotected.” Furbearer means species of the Bassariscidae, Canidae, Felidae, Mustelidae and Castoridae families, except coyote and cougar.
Do you need a license to hunt coyotes in Utah? You do not need a license to hunt, harvest or trap coyote, muskrat, raccoon, red fox or striped skunk.
Can a non-resident hunt coyotes in Utah? Yes, as no license is required to harvest coyotes.
Is there a specified season for coyotes in Utah? No closed season.
Is there a bag limit for coyotes in Utah? No limit.
What are the legal hunting hours in Utah? Harvesting furbearers by means other than trapping is restricted to 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.
Are electronic game calls legal in Utah? Yes.
Are Decoys legal in Utah? Yes.
What firearms are disapproved for coyotes in Utah? Because coyotes are defined as unprotected, there are no restrictions on firearms.
Are suppressors allowed in Utah? Yes, all game animals legal.
Legal ammunition or restrictions for coyotes in Utah? Because coyotes are defined as unprotected, there are no restrictions on types of ammunition or weapon.
Are there regulations for transporting dead coyotes in Utah? You do not need a furbearer license in order to transport coyote, muskrat, raccoon, red fox or striped skunk.
You may not export or ship the green pelt of any furbearer from Utah without first obtaining a valid shipping permit from the Division. You do not need a furbearer license in order to export coyote, muskrat, raccoon, red fox or striped skunk from Utah.
A furbearer license is not required to sell or possess coyote, muskrat, raccoon, red fox or striped skunk or their parts.
Is night hunting allowed in Utah? Harvesting furbearers by means other than trapping is restricted to 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset, unless you have a permit from the county to spotlight coyote, red fox, striped skunk or raccoon.
Some counties allow spotlighting if a hunter is trying to harvest coyote, red fox, striped skunk or raccoon. See Utah Code 23-13-17 and your county laws and ordinances for more information.
Night Hunting in Utah By County
|Beaver County||Yes (1)||(435) 438-2862||[email protected]|
|Box Elder County||(435) 734-3800||[email protected]|
|Cache County||(435) 755-1000||[email protected]|
|Carbon County||(435) 636-3251||[email protected]|
|Daggett County||(435) 784-3255||[email protected]|
|Davis County||(801) 451-4100||[email protected]|
|Duchesne County||(435) 738-2015||[email protected]|
|Emery County||(435) 381-2404||[email protected]|
|Garfield County||(435) 676-2678||[email protected]|
|Grand County||(435) 259-8115||[email protected]|
|Iron County||(435) 867-7500||http://www.ironsheriff.net/contact-us/|
|Juab County||(435) 623-1344||[email protected]|
|Kane County||(435) 644-4916||[email protected]|
|Millard County||(435) 743-5302||[email protected]|
|Morgan County||(801) 829-0590||[email protected]|
|Piute County||(435) 577-2893|
|Rich County||(435) 793-2285||[email protected]|
|Salt Lake County||(385) 468-9898||http://www.slsheriff.org/sheriff/contact-us|
|San Juan County||(435) 587-2237||[email protected]|
|Sanpete County||(435) 835-2191||[email protected]|
|Sevier County||(435) 896-2600||[email protected]|
|Summit County||(435) 615-3500|
|Tooele County||(435) 882-5600||[email protected]|
|Uintah County||(435) 789-2511|
|Utah County||(801) 851-4001||[email protected]|
|Wasatch County||(435) 657-3532||[email protected]|
|Washington County||(435) 656-6500||[email protected]|
|Wayne County||(435) 836-2789||[email protected]|
|Weber County||(801) 778-6600||[email protected]|
NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE: On the 1 day of June, 2015, the Beaver County Commission adopted Beaver County Ordinance No. 2015-7: An Ordinance allowing night hunting including spotlighting with a weapon.
A copy of the full ordinance is available at the office of the Beaver County Clerk, located at 105 East Center in Beaver. Summary of Ordinance: This ordinance allows night hunting including spotlighting with a weapon pursuant to U.C.A. §23-13-17. DATED this 3 day of June, 2015. GINGER McMULLIN Beaver County Clerk
As of June 16, 2015 you must obtain an annual permit from Beaver County Clerk\’s Office for $20, in order to be in compliance of this new ordinance. Please feel free to call 435-438-6463 for more information.
An ordinance of Iron County, Utah allowing night hunting including spotlighting with a weapon: Ordinance 2015-1.
Iron County has adopted an ordinance which allows night hunting and spotlighting. Species that may be taken while spotlighting are limited to coyote, red fox, striped skunk, raccoon, and jackrabbit. Before being able to spotlight, a person must first obtain a spotlighting permit from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office. The fee for each permit is $20.00. You may apply for a free permit, only if you are under the age of 16 and your legal guardian purchases or possess a valid permit. Permits are valid for only 365 days from the date issued.
Even if your county’s laws do not permit spotlighting, you may still use spotlighting to hunt coyote, red fox, striped skunk or raccoon if you are one of the following individuals:
- A landowner (or his agent) who is protecting crops or domestic animals from predation by those animals.
- An animal damage-control agent, acting in an official capacity under a memorandum of understanding with the Division.
Are there specified weapon restrictions for night hunting in Utah? No restrictions.
Can you hunt from a vehicle in Utah? No, you may not take any wildlife from an airplane or any other airborne vehicle or device (including drones), or from any motorized terrestrial or aquatic vehicle, including snowmobiles and other recreational vehicles.
Can baiting be used to hunt coyotes in Utah? Because coyotes are defined as unprotected, there are no restrictions on baiting.
Can dogs be used to hunt coyotes in Utah? There are no restrictions on using dogs.
Is there a coyote bounty program in Utah? Yes, the Utah Predator Control Program
The Utah Legislature passed the Mule Deer Protection Act in 2012. The law directed the Division to reduce coyote populations for the benefit of mule deer, particularly in areas where predation occurs.
To comply with this law, the Division implemented a predator control program that provides incentives for members of the public to remove coyotes. Participants in the program receive $50 for each properly documented coyote that they kill in Utah.
Utah’s Predator Control Program
The DWR predator-control program provides incentives for hunters to remove coyotes. Participants receive $50 for each properly documented coyote that they kill in Utah.
Are you interested in participating? Follow the links below to register for the program, find check-in locations, download the compensation form and obtain answers to frequently asked questions. Please keep in mind that this information may change and be updated at any time.
- Complete the online training and registration course
- Find coyote check-in locations and times
- Download the Coyote Compensation Form
- Review the statewide map (382 KB PDF)
- Read the program report for 2012–2013 (732 KB PDF)
- See answers to common questions
(1) Spotlighting may be used to hunt coyote, red fox, striped skunk, or raccoon where allowed by a county ordinance enacted pursuant to this section.
(2) The ordinance shall provide that:
(a) any artificial light used to spotlight coyote, red fox, striped skunk, or raccoon shall be carried by the hunter;
(b) a motor vehicle headlight or light attached to or powered by a motor vehicle may not be used to spotlight the animal; and
(c) while hunting with the use of an artificial light, the hunter may not occupy or operate any motor vehicle.
(3) For purposes of the county ordinance, “motor vehicle” shall have the meaning as defined in Section 41-6a-102.
(4) The ordinance may specify:
(a) the time of day and seasons when spotlighting is permitted;
(b) areas closed or open to spotlighting within the unincorporated area of the county;
(c) safety zones within which spotlighting is prohibited;
(d) the weapons permitted; and
(e) penalties for violation of the ordinance.
(5) (a) A county may restrict the number of hunters engaging in spotlighting by requiring a permit to spotlight and issuing a limited number of permits.
(b) (i) A fee may be charged for a spotlighting permit.
(ii) Any permit fee shall be established by the county ordinance.
(iii) Revenues generated by the permit fee shall be remitted to the Division of Wildlife Resources for deposit into the Wildlife Resources Account, except the Wildlife Board may allow any county that enacts an ordinance pursuant to this section to retain a reasonable amount to pay for the costs of administering and enforcing the ordinance, provided this use of the permit revenues does not affect federal funds received by the state under 16 U.S.C. Sec. 669 et seq., Wildlife Restoration Act and 16 U.S.C. Sec. 777 et seq., Sport Fish Restoration Act.
(6) A county may require hunters to notify the county sheriff of the time and place they will be engaged in spotlighting.
(7) The requirement that a county ordinance shall be enacted before a person may use spotlighting to hunt coyote, red fox, striped skunk, or raccoon does not apply to:
(a) a person or the person’s agent who is lawfully acting to protect the person’s crops or domestic animals from predation by those animals; or
(b) an animal damage control agent acting in the agent’s official capacity under a memorandum of agreement with the division.
Amended by Chapter 297, 2011 General Session
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