COUNTY OF DUFFERIN
NUISANCE COYOTE BY-LAW PROCEDURAL GUIDELINES
This procedure is to allow the County of Dufferin to compensate authorized hunters to hunt local coyotes
that are directly responsible for a given predation occurrence. The intent is not to target the general
coyote population over a widespread area.
Upon loss of livestock or poultry to predation, a landowner may wish to engage a
licensed hunter to protect his/her stock. He/she should immediately contact the County
of Dufferin or the local municipal office to obtain this Nuisance Coyote Control By-law
Compensation Form. Forms are also available from local Municipal Livestock
Evaluators, as well as the County of Dufferin
A landowner contacts their Municipal Livestock Evaluator to verify the livestock or
poultry loss and determine the predation cause. The local municipal office can provide
contact information for the Municipal Livestock Evaluator.
The landowner contacts an agent (licensed hunter) and requests assistance to protect
their stock and control the predator.
Agents must be permanent residents of the County of Dufferin.
The landowner or their agent submits this compensation form to the County of
Dufferin Office for their authorization to hunt coyotes for compensation. The form
ust be received by the County, within (20 work days) of the predation occurrence.
When the forms are received, the County of Dufferin will, authorize a hunting period
corresponding to the severity of the predation and time of year. Copies of the
authorization should be carried while hunting for compensation. The agent should
retain the original authorized compensation form for later submission at the
Authorizations will not be made:
• "over the counter", before consultation with all concerned parties
• for a blanket period or renewed periods without consideration of predation
• when claim forms are submitted more than 20 work days after the predation
• when hunting for compensation has commenced prior to authorization from
the County of Dufferin
Authorization to hunt coyotes for compensation is not permission to trespass on private
To request compensation, the agent must present the coyotes ears taken in response
to a predation occurrence to Dufferin County municipal office along with the completed
original compensation form and a copy of the hunting license.
Coyote ears presented by the agent will be viewed by the Chief Building Official or
designate and will provide certification. The form will be processed by County of
The certification must be signed by a municipal officer no later than
authorization expiry date.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL or email the County Clerk, County of Dufferin, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-941-2816 (2503)
OR YOUR LOCAL MUNICIPAL OFFICE