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Coyote Season Opens Up to Night Hunting

outdoors with big country 300KENTUCKY (1/24/14) — With the end of January coming around and Kentucky's Deer Season now has ended, several outdoorsmen are wondering, “What can I do now that deer season is over and waterfowl season also will be ending soon?”  

Well just change gears to your varmint gun.

Get geared up to get out and try coyote hunting.

With the State of Kentucky making it a new law starting on Feb. 1 that a hunter may now hunt coyotes after daylight hours and into the night time in this season ending on May 31.

  • Coyotes may be hunted year round in Kentucky by a legal hunter, with this new season of hunting coyotes at night time Feb. 1 through May 31, you may only use a shotgun with shot shells only.
  • No single projectile shells "slugs" are allowed.
  • You may legally use hand calls and electronic calls at any time.
  • At night, you may use artificial lights but lights may not be hooked up to a mechanized vehicle such as a truck, car, ATV or golf carts.  
  • Night vision equipment may be used by hunters at night.
  • As always a hunter must abide by all state regulations and ask for permission to hunt private land by the land owners.
  • This new night time coyote hunting is new to all hunters across the State of Kentucky.

It will be harder to accomplish to kill Coyotes than most think.

Coyotes are a very smart and wary animals with a keen sense of smell. They may come to your calling but may hang up at there at a distance of 100 yards roughly due to their wariness.  

If you do decide to hunt at night and try this hunt sport, have a good game plan with your hunting partner and be very careful due to the darkness. It may place you at risk of an accident if you're not careful.  

Always hunt safe and remember to be extra safe with your firearms especially at night.

Due to the very high population of coyotes throughout the suburbs and rural areas of Kentucky, there have been several reports of coyotes coming up to houses and barns to look for an easy meal such as house cats, small house dogs and small house pets, and farm animals such as ducks and chickens. There has been a ruling to make this new night season a go.

This time of year, the coyote has said to be easier to hunt.

It's their breeding season and the coyotes are more vocal especially at night.

According to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, there is no night hunting in the Federal U.S. Forest Service areas such as Daniel Boone National Forest, Land Between the Lakes, Beaver Creek, Cane Creek, Redbird, Mill Creek and Pioneer Weapons WMA's in Kentucky.

We wish all good luck and be careful while afield.

For more information on this new coyote season, check out Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife website.

SurfKY News
Randy Adams “Outdoors with Big Country”

 

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