DNR told me a few years ago it is legal to shoot to kill them. There is an overabundance of them here too over in area north of 10 Branch & Sheridan townships. Hunting anyone?
Masonco I called the grand rapids press and left a message for the person who wrote the artical she better do more research before she writes something like this. Typical news media now days.
Coyote Hunting Season:
Statewide July 15 - April 15
See Notes 1 and 2 below.
Residents possessing a valid small game license may hunt coyote during the established season.
Note 1: Coyote may be taken on private property by a property owner or designee all year if they are doing or about to do damage on private property. A license or written permit is not needed.
Note 2: See Nighttime Raccoon and Predator Hunting for specific regulations governing the hunting of these species at night.
These factoids gleaned (copied and pasted) from the MI DNR site:
We can hear them howl at night. Lot's of howling out there so I know it is not just one. It is so eerie sounding. (Shiver) I've watched them chasing deer across my front yard. I no longer dare let my dog out alone but keep an eye on her.
I'm afraid they are getting to brave around people but then again when people were out in woods they said they did not see them.
JB Thank you for following through on that.
For some reason the rest of my post disappeared.
I asking because I don't know much about their habits. I've heard them howling as early as the early 90's when we were camping off Lanegar road (near Decker) Not sure if that's mason county or Lake county.
Where did the lady get her information? I am referring to the one you mentioned years ago. Do you have information on habits of coyote in this area?
I don't have time to go to DNR's web site to get link, nor do I have time to google it since I should have been ready to get out the door 20 minutes ago.