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 Do I need a hunting license to shoot a coyote on my property?
NukeThemTillTheyGlow  [Team Member]
6/26/2009 7:55:17 AM EST
Coyotes have recently made a appearance around our house. Can hear them howling at night, seen them roaming around, etc. Wife is concerned about kids, etc. I live on a 3 acre lot, lots of woods, safe backstop areas. I have never hunted in OH (originally from PA), but when I looked at the OH DNR site I was left with the impression that they can be taken year round? Do I need to get a hunting license or can I shoot them on sight on my property as a nusense?
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IIRC  [Team Member]
6/26/2009 8:03:55 AM EST
Originally Posted By NukeThemTillTheyGlow:
Coyotes have recently made a appearance around our house. Can hear them howling at night, seen them roaming around, etc. Wife is concerned about kids, etc. I live on a 3 acre lot, lots of woods, safe backstop areas. I have never hunted in OH (originally from PA), but when I looked at the OH DNR site I was left with the impression that they can be taken year round? Do I need to get a hunting license or can I shoot them on sight on my property as a nusense?


You don't need a license, and they can be shot year round.

Just check to make sure you can discharge a firearm in your area, and check to make sure that if you're in a city, you can shoot nuisance animals. Some cities have ridiculous regulations about hunting and nuisance animals.

Depending on where you are, I might be able to lend a hand.
NukeThemTillTheyGlow  [Team Member]
6/26/2009 8:45:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By IIRC:
Originally Posted By NukeThemTillTheyGlow:
Coyotes have recently made a appearance around our house. Can hear them howling at night, seen them roaming around, etc. Wife is concerned about kids, etc. I live on a 3 acre lot, lots of woods, safe backstop areas. I have never hunted in OH (originally from PA), but when I looked at the OH DNR site I was left with the impression that they can be taken year round? Do I need to get a hunting license or can I shoot them on sight on my property as a nusense?


You don't need a license, and they can be shot year round.

Great news.

Just check to make sure you can discharge a firearm in your area, and check to make sure that if you're in a city, you can shoot nuisance animals. Some cities have ridiculous regulations about hunting and nuisance animals.

Southern Warren county..Hamilton Twp. Discharging firearms is legal and not in a city. Good points.

Depending on where you are, I might be able to lend a hand.

Just outside of Loveland.

I need to do some reading on Coyote hunting best practices. For now, I will be in more of a reactionary mode, a 20 rd mag loaded with hunting ammo and a M4 ready to roll nearby.


Smallmouth  [Member]
6/26/2009 9:33:40 AM EST
Read a article on my local TV stations website this morning on the coyote numbers going through the roof down there, seems as though you are not the only one worrying about your kids and how the yotes are going to be put in check, a few years back I had a couple dogs(aggressive) getting loose from the peoples yard accross the street from me, this happened more than once, I watched these dogs chase people on bikes, I had a guy come running in my house with his dog(big but friendly) in his arms because those dogs were out and after him, they were out again one day and I had to bring my kids in the house...I got tired of it and called the cops, when they showed up the one more aggressive of the two dogs circled the police cruiser, another cruiser showed up and luckily the dogs went back in there yard, the police tried to knock on the door and talk to the owners and got no answer, I knew for a fact that at least one was home but nobody would come to the door, I talked to the one officer and told him if they get out again and I feel as though me or my family is in danger those dogs are dead meat(and I love dogs) he told me if that happened that I would be breaking the law, I didnt argue or anything and just flat told him hey if you think Im going to sit here and watch those dogs get out 3-4 times a week and terrorize the nieghborhood and threaten my kids your sorely mistaken..lock me up if you must but at least I wont be rushing my kids to the emergency room.
RareBear  [Member]
6/26/2009 10:52:05 AM EST
The only restriction on coyote hunting that I am aware of is during deer shotgun season in which you have to have a deer tag and a deer-legal firearm to kill coyotes. Otherwise, as the saying goes, "never give a coyote a pass.".
PropDoc  [Industry Partner]
6/26/2009 11:10:52 AM EST
Whoa Fellas,

In Ohio, you are required to have a Hunting Permit to take ".........ANY WILD QUADRAPED". So YES, you do need a hunting license. There just is no SEASON for Coyotes, and they can be taken any time.


These are the 1st two sentences from ORC 1533.10. "Except as provided in this section or division (A)(2) of section 1533.12 of the Revised Code, no person shall hunt any wild bird or wild quadruped without a hunting license. Each day that any person hunts within the state without procuring such a license constitutes a separate offense".
M1G  [Team Member]
6/26/2009 11:34:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By PropDoc:
Whoa Fellas,

In Ohio, you are required to have a Hunting Permit to take ".........ANY WILD QUADRAPED". So YES, you do need a hunting license. There just is no SEASON for Coyotes, and they can be taken any time.


These are the 1st two sentences from ORC 1533.10. "Except as provided in this section or division (A)(2) of section 1533.12 of the Revised Code, no person shall hunt any wild bird or wild quadruped without a hunting license. Each day that any person hunts within the state without procuring such a license constitutes a separate offense".


No license needed if hunting on your own property. This is what the OP is asking
IIRC  [Team Member]
6/26/2009 11:38:09 AM EST
Originally Posted By PropDoc:
Whoa Fellas,

In Ohio, you are required to have a Hunting Permit to take ".........ANY WILD QUADRAPED". So YES, you do need a hunting license. There just is no SEASON for Coyotes, and they can be taken any time.


These are the 1st two sentences from ORC 1533.10. "Except as provided in this section or division (A)(2) of section 1533.12 of the Revised Code, no person shall hunt any wild bird or wild quadruped without a hunting license. Each day that any person hunts within the state without procuring such a license constitutes a separate offense".


He's on his own property, so no license is needed.
PropDoc  [Industry Partner]
6/26/2009 11:49:26 AM EST
It is my understanding that no PERMIT (deer, turkey, etc) is required for your own property. Can someone find the ORC that mentions it, i cannot seem too. Thanks.
M1G  [Team Member]
6/26/2009 11:54:07 AM EST
No license , permit ,etc to hunt on your own or your parents property or property you rent. Its always been that way
IIRC  [Team Member]
6/26/2009 12:02:49 PM EST
Originally Posted By PropDoc:
It is my understanding that no PERMIT (deer, turkey, etc) is required for your own property. Can someone find the ORC that mentions it, i cannot seem too. Thanks.


Here, it's not the ORC, but it's a link the the ODNR and I'm pretty sure they know what's allowable.
http://www.ohiodnr.com/wildlife/dow/regulations/exemptions.aspx
PropDoc  [Industry Partner]
6/26/2009 12:07:23 PM EST
I stand corrected. I found it. It is halfway down the same ORC 1533.10. If you own the land, are a child of the owner, or a grandchild, under 18yrs old, of the owner, a tenant, or child of the tenant. Again, i stand corrected and will always admit when i'm wrong. Guess i learned something today.
IIRC  [Team Member]
6/26/2009 12:13:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By PropDoc:
I stand corrected. I found it. It is halfway down the same ORC 1533.10. If you own the land, are a child of the owner, or a grandchild, under 18yrs old, of the owner, a tenant, or child of the tenant. Again, i stand corrected and will always admit when i'm wrong. Guess i learned something today.


No biggie, we're all here to learn something.

NukeThemTillTheyGlow  [Team Member]
6/26/2009 1:34:47 PM EST
Great research guys. THats why I asked. AR15.com rocks.

This is giving me new incentive to get a scope on my new SPS Tactical in .223 and engage some Coyotes! But the AR's will be a lot of fun too.

ETA: Another Coyote related question. What do you do with them once you shoot them? I've hunted small game and deer in PA before, but never coyote. Anyone buy the skins or just leave them for dinner?
ROOSTER15  [Member]
6/26/2009 3:48:03 PM EST
This time of year they are not worth anything. In the fall and winter, when the fur is prime, you may get a few dollars if you can find someone to buy them.
IIRC  [Team Member]
6/26/2009 4:07:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By ROOSTER15:
This time of year they are not worth anything. In the fall and winter, when the fur is prime, you may get a few dollars if you can find someone to buy them.


+1, provided you don't do much damage to the hide either.
zack-s  [Member]
6/26/2009 4:57:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By NukeThemTillTheyGlow:
Great research guys. THats why I asked. AR15.com rocks.

This is giving me new incentive to get a scope on my new SPS Tactical in .223 and engage some Coyotes! But the AR's will be a lot of fun too.

ETA: Another Coyote related question. What do you do with them once you shoot them? I've hunted small game and deer in PA before, but never coyote. Anyone buy the skins or just leave them for dinner?


Use it to bait others. And as far as the having licence to hunt on your own land. I thought I read somewhere you had to at least own 5 acres for this to be legal. Im most likely wrong though.
M1G  [Team Member]
6/26/2009 5:01:00 PM EST
wrong about the 5 acre restriction
zack-s  [Member]
6/26/2009 5:06:06 PM EST
Thought I might be. Seems like I read it in a reg. book one year, but couldnt find it.
Smallmouth  [Member]
6/27/2009 3:18:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By NukeThemTillTheyGlow:
Great research guys. THats why I asked. AR15.com rocks.

This is giving me new incentive to get a scope on my new SPS Tactical in .223 and engage some Coyotes! But the AR's will be a lot of fun too.

ETA: Another Coyote related question. What do you do with them once you shoot them? I've hunted small game and deer in PA before, but never coyote. Anyone buy the skins or just leave them for dinner?


I heard a few years back that some counties had a bounty on them, not sure if that still holds or not, considering all the rumbling I hear on 700WLW and what I read in the papers about the yotes down there its possible.
Ironmaker  [Team Member]
6/27/2009 6:50:17 AM EST
I dodged some trouble a few years back. I grew up in MD and hunted groundhogs there and in PA where you did not need a license to hunt them. I went groundhog hunting a few times here in OH thinking it was the same. Fortunately I didn't run into any game wardens while I was out. I found out about the license requirement and have bought a licence every year since. I buy a licence every year and some years I never get out.
Ridgeline  [Member]
6/27/2009 5:17:06 PM EST
You need a license to hunt ground hogs in Ohio?

I've hunted them since I was 10 and never knew of anyone that had a license.
Maynard  [Team Member]
6/28/2009 6:36:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By Ridgeline:
You need a license to hunt ground hogs in Ohio?

I've hunted them since I was 10 and never knew of anyone that had a license.

Yup, I hunt for a few farmers and need a license to hunt on their lands.

I've never seen a game warden in 10 years but I would rather be legal than chance running afoul and losing my rifle and hunting rights.
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