The numbers of Coyotes in Michigan is at an all time high and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has decided to take drastic action. In a move to address the problem the DNR has opened coyote hunting year round. Previously the season ran from July 15th through April 15th but with the surge of numbers the DNR decided to act.

The move is intended to help landowners control local populations but the DNR concedes it will likely have no impact on the overall populations statewide.

Coyotes are solo hunters in the winter and pack hunters in warmer weather. They can take out small deer plus rabbits, fox and domestic animals like dogs and cats as well.