More Coyote Sightings In Ohio

More Coyote Sightings In Ohio

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The animals show no signs of staying away from urban areas

Another coyote sighting, 2020, near a suburban area was reported recently in Ohio. Coyotes are not native to the state of Ohio but are being spotted more frequently. Coyotes are highly adaptive animals and will go anywhere that there are solid food sources and places for shelter. They appear to be moving closer and closer to humans due to the destruction of their natural habitats. They are usually not aggressive towards humans unless they feel backed into a corner or threatened.

A proposed new regulation for designating coyotes under current fur-bearer animals may be put on hold (Jan. 2020). With the new regulations, the hunting and trapping of coyotes in Ohio would be limited to current fur-bearer seasons and reduce the ability of residents to trap and kill nuisance coyotes on their property. After concerns were made known to the ODNR, they decided to temporarily halt the passing of the new law. Some residents worried that this regulation would hinder their ability to protect their animals and land from the predatory animal.

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Coyote spotted near Bay Village

While coyotes are not native to Ohio they have been seen frequently in the area. (this information sighting is from Jan 2020)

The Bay Village Police Department tells people to be aware of the presence of coyotes and always take necessary precautions.

“They’re not aggressive toward people unless cornered, so don’t corner one. If you see one and it doesn’t appear to be afraid of you, that’s not unusual. Since they live amongst people they have no fear of people,” said Bay Village police Lt. Calvin Holliday. Read more

Summary: Another coyote sighting near a suburban area was also reported 2020 in Ohio. Coyotes are not native to the state of Ohio but have been spotted more frequently in the past few years.

Proposed coyote trapping changes put on hold

Coyote predation can become a problem for a livestock operation, if so, it can be a vital issue that requires substantial measures to address. In this case, an Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife proposal to designated coyotes as furbearers gave rise to concerns from Ohio’s agriculture and trappers and hunters.

“There are a fair amount of hunters that don’t agree with it,” said Mike Rex, who sits on the Ohio Wildlife Council. “They see coyotes as vermin and not a fur-bearing animal like a fox, and they don’t think there should be any additional regulation.” Learn more

Summary: A proposed new regulation for designating coyotes under current fur-bearer animals may be put on hold. With the new regulations, the hunting and trapping of coyotes in Ohio would be limited to current fur-bearer seasons.

In many parts of North America, Coyotes are overabundant and the human-wildlife conflicts that occur are often and dangerous. This proposed change would limit farmers’ and homeowners’ ability to protect themselves. We need better wildlife management! https://t.co/b8jvhIloFI

— Truth About Fur (@TruthAboutFur) February 21, 2020