Need coyote removal in your hometown? We service over 500 USA locations! Click here to hire us in your town and check prices - updated for year 2020.
How To Kill A Coyote
Coyotes are a canine species that can often prove to be very cute, but fully grown adults can also pose a threat to people and to domestic animals (read Are coyotes dangerous to pets?) on those occasions where the coyotes come close to domestic properties. Coyotes can also be a danger to livestock, as they will find these animals to be easy prey, and will often return to the same flock repeatedly, and this can be a particular worry for farmers. These are often reasons why people will want to kill coyotes, but it is worth noting that this isn’t always straightforward, and it can sometimes be dangerous too.
Poisoning A Coyote
One option that is available for those who are looking to kill a coyote is to use poisoned bait, but this really is an option that should be avoided. Meat will attract many different types of animals, and especially in areas where dogs and other pets are living, poisoned bait is more likely to kill these animals than it is to kill the coyote. Another problem with using poison is that the pain and discomfort of the slow death delivered by poison can make a coyote wild with pain, and if they do encounter people or other animals in this period then they can cause serious damage.
Hunting Coyotes With A Gun
Many people who live in the countryside will have a gun and will be familiar with how to use it, but shooting a coyote should really only be done by an expert marksman. It is vital to kill the coyote with one shot, otherwise the wounded animal can flee, and it is much more difficult to hit a coyote that is fleeing for its life. When shooting a coyote it is also vital to make sure that you use a gun of sufficient caliber to kill the coyote with one shot, as there are many cases where the coyote will be injured but not killed by a small bore gun.
Using Lethal Traps To Kill Coyotes
There are many different methods that can be used to kill coyotes, but one of the most popular is to use a lethal body grip trap. This is a large and powerful trap that will close around the coyote when it triggers the trap, crushing it to death. This is not a perfect method of killing coyotes, as it will sometimes catch animals that are not in the target group, such as domestic animals or livestock that have been attracted by the bait.
Before embarking on any method to kill a coyote, it is important to check that it is legal in your state, and if there are any regulations about the disposal of the carcass. Many people have been fined or worse for killing coyotes in a way that was inhumane or unnecessarily cruel, whether it was intentional or not.
Alternatives To Killing The Coyote
The main motivation for most coyotes to come to a specific area will be that of finding food, and this is equally true in rural and urban areas. Whether it be to hunt livestock as prey or to root through garbage looking for food scraps, coyotes will not come to an area unless there is food there. This is why many people who have coyote problems can have success by simply keeping their garbage in the garage or shed.
Another option for those who want to get rid of a coyote is to use a live trap and then to remove the animal. There are often laws about the trapping and removal of coyotes, and in some states they will have specific areas where the coyotes can be released.
More in-detail how-to coyote removal articles:
Information about coyote trapping - analysis and methods for how to trap.
Information about how to keep coyotes away - prevention techniques.
Information about how to catch a coyote - remove one stuck in the house.
Information about coyote repellent - analysis of types and effectiveness.
Are coyotes dangerous to humans?
This site is intended to provide coyote education and information about how to kill coyotes with poison, so that you can make an informed decision if you need to deal with a coyote problem. This site provides many coyote control articles and strategies, if you wish to attempt to solve the problem yourself. If you are unable to do so, which is likely with many cases of coyote removal, please go to the home page and click the USA map, where I have wildlife removal experts listed in over 500 cites and towns, who can properly help you kill your nuisance coyote.
Click here to read more about how to get rid of coyotes.