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Coyote Hunting Arizona Laws and Regulations
Are coyotes defined as furbearers, game animals or something else in Arizona?Predatory mammals as defined by A.R.S. 17-101 are coyotes, bobcats, foxes and skunks. Bobcats are the only carnivore that is also classified as a furbearer with an export mark required to ship bobcat fur out of state.
Do you need a license to hunt coyotes in Arizona?To hunt predatory and furbearing mammals in Arizona, you must have a valid hunting or combination license.
A valid Arizona license is required to capture wildlife (including fishing) in Arizona. The permit holder must have the permit with them when participating in hunting or fishing or other forms of catching. Use means to hunt, shoot, hunt, fish, trap, kill, trap, trap or trap wildlife. Wildlife includes all wild mammals, wild birds, reptiles, amphibians, molluscs, crustaceans and fish.
HUNTING LICENSE– Arizona residents and non-residents 10 years of age and older require a valid hunting license to hunt in Arizona. A person under the age of 10 may hunt animals other than big game without a license if accompanied by an appropriately licensed person 18 years of age or older. A maximum of two unauthorized children may accompany a permit holder. No one under the age of 14 may take big game without completing a hunter education course. No one under the age of 10 is allowed to play big game in Arizona. See Arizona Hunting Regulations for additional information.
Can a non-resident hunt coyotes in Arizona?Yes, with a valid hunting license.
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Is there a specific season for coyotes in Arizona?August 1 - March 31 is open season for Bobcat and Foxes, as permitted by Commission Order 13. The season for Coyote and Skunk is year-round.
Is there a bag limit for coyotes in Arizona?Baggage limit unlimited. During the "hunting season" an individual may not kill or capture any mammal.
What are the legal hunting hours in Arizona?The legal registration time is during the day or as prescribed by the Commission (see individual Commission decisions). Generally, if you can see well enough to shoot safely, you are legal. It is unlawful to trap wild animals or birds by moonlight or artificial light, except raccoons, reptiles and other mammals as prescribed in R12-4-304.
Today's admission hours: (1 July 2016 – 30 June 2017). Statewide open spaces (except National Wildlife Refuges, Units 11M, 25M, 26M and 38M) Open spaces do not include areas within municipal parks, municipal preserves, county parks, county preserves, airports, golf courses, or offsite water treatment facilities (except as specifically opened in this commission decision) or areas closed to hunting under A.R.S. Sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-321, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
To note: (11,62,93,104,145,156,167,178,189,2110,2211,2612,2713)
Also, Buenos Aires National Nature Reserve,I, Kofa and Imperial National Wildlife Refuges (Kofa and Imperial dates: 30 September 2016 – 5 February 2017) (Remark: 214)
General admission times during the day: (1 December 2016 – 31 May 2017).
Open areas:(4A, 4B (North of Interstate 40), 5A, 5B, 8, 10, 12A, 12B, 13A, 13B, 15A, 15B, 15C, 15D, 16A, 17A, 17B, 18A, 19A, 19A, 19A, 19A , 31, 32, 42 and 44A). Open areas do not include areas within municipal parks, municipal preserves, county parks, county preserves, airports, golf courses, or on-site water treatment facilities (except as specifically opened in this Commission Resolution) or areas closed to hunting under A.R.S. Sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-321, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
To note: (615,1516,2217,2518,2819)
Limited Weapons Shotgun Shooting (Daylight Shooting Hours): (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017).
Open areas:Open spaces throughout the country (except National Wildlife Refuges). Open areas do not include areas within municipal parks, municipal preserves, county parks, county preserves, airports, golf courses, or on-site water treatment facilities (except as specifically opened in this Commission Resolution) or areas closed to hunting under A.R.S. Sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-321, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
To note: (120,621,722,823,924,1025,1126,1227,1328,1429,1530,1631,1732,1833,1934,2035,2136,2637,2738,2839)
Are electronic game calls legal in Arizona?And.
Are decoys legal in Arizona?And.
What firearms are approved/denied for coyotes in Arizona?Lawful methods of general hunting: Any lawful method as described in R12-4-301 and R12-4-304. Limited shotgun shooting hunting: shotgun, crossbow, or bow and arrow as prescribed in R12-4-304 and R12-4-318. Pursuit hunting: A person participating in a stalking season may use dogs to hunt raccoons, but may not kill or capture the quarry as directed in R12-4-318.
A person may trap predatory and fur-bearing animals by the following methods if authorized by resolution of the Commission and subject to the limitations of R12-4-303 and R12-4-318:
- Abandoned pneumatic weapons .22 caliber or larger;
- Bow and arrow;
- Not prohibited under R12-4-307;
- Artificial light while catching a raccoon, provided the light is not attached to or operated from a motor vehicle, motor-driven vessel, vessel under sail, or floating object towed by a motor-driven vessel or vessel under sail;
- Artificial light while taking long-season coyotes, provided the light is not attached to or operated from a motor vehicle, motorized vessel, vessel under sail, or floating object towed by a motorized vessel or vessel under sail; And
A person may not use any of the following means to capture wild animals: Fully automatic firearms, including firearms capable of selective automatic fire.
Are suppressors allowed for hunting in Arizona?All wildly legal. As of August 1, 2012, after Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed House Bill 2728 into law, suppressors are now legal for hunters in Arizona to use legally owned suppressors on firearms for hunting, overriding the previous prohibitions in R12 -4-303 was amended . Illegal devices, methods and ammunition.
YEARS. 17-251 Possession or use of silencer or silencer for firearm while hunting; definition
- The committee will not adopt or enforce regulations prohibiting the lawful possession or use of a silencer or silencer for firearms, including for capturing wildlife or while hunting.
- This section does not limit the commission's authority to prescribe the type and caliber of firearms or ammunition that may be used to capture wild animals.
- In this section, "firearm silencer or silencer" means any device designed, made or modified to silence the blast of a firearm.
Legal Ammunition or Restrictions on Hunting Coyotes in Arizona? A person may not use any of the following means to capture wild animals: b. Track, armor-piercing, or fully cased ammunition designed for military use.
Are there rules for owning, transporting dead coyotes or pelts across state lines in Arizona?
Is night hunting allowed in Arizona?Yes, with specific dates and weapon restrictions. Daylong means the 24-hour period between midnight and midnight. The dates for the daytime season: 1 December 2015 - 31 May 2016
Open Areas: 4A, 4B (north of Interstate 40), 5A, 5B, 8, 10, 12A, 12B, 13A, 13B, 15A, 15B, 15C, 15D, 16A, 17A, 17B, 18A, 18A, 19B, 20A, 31, 32, 42 and 44A
Open areas do not include areas within municipal parks, municipal preserves, county parks, county preserves, airports, golf courses, or on-site water treatment facilities (except as specifically opened in this Commission Resolution) or areas closed to hunting under A.R.S. Sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-321, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
Wild animals may be taken only at times fixed by the Commission, and the closed season is in effect unless opened by order of the Commission. Review the Commission's orders regarding the species you are pursuing before you leave home. It is illegal to use searchlights attached to a vehicle if you have weapons in your vehicle.
During certain mountain lion and coyote seasons, the use of artificial lights not attached to a vehicle is permitted. See commission orders for more details. If fear of theft is a concern, disable your firearm or bow and make it clear that it is not capable of firing. Examples are leaving all ammunition, arrows and/or barrels or bolts in the camp. Hunters may not use illuminated sights or other artificial light sources to extend legal shooting times.
A person may not use or possess any of the following while photographing wildlife: electronic night vision goggles, electronically enhanced light gathering devices, thermal imaging devices, or laser sights; except for devices such as laser rangefinders, telescopes with luminescent sights and fiber optic sights with luminescent sights or pins that do not project visible light onto an animal.
Grand Canyon-Parashant, Vermilion Cliffs, Sonoran Desert, Ironwood Forest, and Agua Fria National Monuments are open to hunting when the unit they are in is open to hunting.
The following Pima County parks and preserves are open to hunting: A-7 Ranch in Units 32 and 33, Oracle Ridge Property in Unit 33, Six Bar Ranch in Unit 33, Emperita Ranch in Unit 34B, Bar V Ranch in Unit 34B, Sands Ranch in Unit 34B, Clyne Ranch in Unit 34B, Diamond Bell Ranch in Unit 36A, Marley Ranch in Units 36A and 36B, Rancho Seco in Units 36A and 36B, Kings 98 Ranch in Unit 36C, Old Hayhook Ranch in Unit 36C in Verdugo Unit 36C , Bee Ranch in Unit 37A, Mordka Ranch in Unit 37A, Buckelew Ranch in Unit 37A, Carpenter Ranch in Unit 37A, Cochie Canyon Ranch in Unit 37A, Lords Ranch in Unit 37A and Tortolita Mountain Park in Unit 37A. Hunting in county parks opened by this commission resolution is not permitted within ¼ mile of a developed picnic area, developed campground, shooting range, occupied building, boat ramp or golf course. Developed areas do not include trails.
In units listed with this note, coyotes may be captured at night using artificial light; however, the light may not be attached to or operated on a vehicle. Pursuant to R12-4-304, a person may not use or possess electronic night vision devices, electronically enhanced light gathering devices, thermal imaging devices, or laser sights while photographing wildlife: with the exception of devices such as laser rangefinders, self-illuminating telescopes, and fiber optic sights with luminous sights or pins that do not project visible light onto an animal.
In the northern portion of Unit 5A, access to Clear Creek Ranch is permitted only with written permission by contacting the Hopi Tribe Wildlife and Ecosystems Management Program by email at email@example.com or by calling (928) 734- 3606 or (928) 734-3605 Monday through Friday at 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact in advance for access to hunting and scouting. In Unit 5B North, access is permitted at Hopi's Hart/Drye Ranch and in Unit 4A at Hopi's Aja Ranch by logging into the designated login boxes at the access points.
Are specific weapons allowed at night in Arizona?From 2014-2015, they changed it from a limited arms shotgun shooting range to a regular season. Which means it is open to any kind of legal use. In other words, you can now use any legal firearm to trap coyotes at night.
Can you chase coyotes from a vehicle in Arizona?(ARS 17-301 B, R12-4-319) No person shall transport wildlife from a motor vehicle (including watercraft and aircraft) except as permitted by order of the Commission and under the provisions of the Commissioned Hunter Access Mobility Permit Rule (R12-4-217). "Taking" as defined by law includes hunting, shooting, chasing and killing wildlife. You are illegally using a vehicle to capture wildlife if you intentionally drive around until you see the animal you want to capture and then make an attempt to capture it. "Chasing away" is illegal; which includes chasing wildlife with a vehicle, chasing or driving away in motion with a vehicle, and driving off-road to get closer to wildlife. You don't have to fire from the vehicle to be in contention.
Can bait be used to hunt coyotes in Arizona?It is forbidden to feed or lure wild animals.
Can dogs be used to hunt coyotes in Arizona?Yes, dogs are legal. A person may not use dogs to hunt, tree, corner or restrain wildlife in front of a hunter unless that hunter is present during the entire hunt.
Is there a coyote bounty program in Arizona?Not at this time.
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Last updated: 1-11-2016