Coyote Catalog Connects Landowners with Hunters/Trappers
The North Dakota Department of Agriculture and North Dakota Game and Fish Department are partnering to launch a cooperative project to connect coyote hunters and trappers with landowners who would like to reduce coyote populations in their areas.
The “Coyote Catalog,” project creates an online database similar to what ND Game and Fish has used for the past several years to match deer hunters with farmers/ranchers who have wanted to decrease deer populations on their land.
- Landowners can sign up via the North Dakota Department of Agriculture's website at http://www.nd.gov/ndda. Required information includes county and contact information.
- Hunters and trappers can sign up at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website at http://www.gf.nd.gov/hunting/hunter-contact-form.
Landowners will receive information on hunters interested in hunting and/or trapping in their county and will need to make the initial contact with prospective hunters.
Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says, “This is a critical issue for livestock producers, especially entering calving and lambing season. There is a high risk of incidence when you have a high population of coyotes. This program is a great and effective partnership between our agencies, and certainly between our state's landowners and hunters and trappers.”
“We're pleased to have a collaborative project such as this with the Department of Agriculture that is meant to provide a service to match those who want to hunt or trap coyotes with those that may have a problem with coyotes on their land,” said Game and Fish Department Director Terry Steinwand. “This type of system has worked well in getting landowners with deer and hunters together, and we believe this can work equally as well.”
The Coyote Catalog will remain active through March 31, and become available again next winter.