According to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources website, the bounty for bringing in a coyote is now $50.
Coyotes are predatory animals feeding largely on livestock and deer populations. According to the DWR’s website, this is why there is a bounty on coyotes.
Scott Reeves, a sophomore agricultural science major from Monticello, said he has been coyote hunting since he was about 14 years old. He didn’t start coyote hunting for the money, though.
“One main reason I started (coyote hunting) was to protect livestock,” he said.
Trent Sonderegger, a sophomore engineering technology major from Monticello, said he’s been hunting since he was a kid, but didn’t begin coyote hunting until about six months ago.
“I scope out spots or find places to go beforehand, where I can keep myself concealed, but still see a large area,” he said. “Then [I] just call for a little bit to see if anything comes in.”
Where to go hunting is another matter. Sonderegger said it’s important to keep the places a person goes hunting private.
“That’s a coyote hunter’s biggest thing; you’ve got to keep your hunting spot secret because you don’t want everybody to find out about it,” he said.
While both Reeves and Sonderegger said one of their favorite things about coyote hunting is being outdoors, they also said the increased bounty is a nice incentive to go.
Callie Green, a freshman psychology major from Riverton, recently went coyote hunting for the first time. She said that it was more fun than she had expected and although they didn’t get the coyote, it was awesome to see one the first time she went.
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