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Website: Pennsylvania Game Commission\sContact 
Phone Number: 717-787-4250\s
Website: Pennsylvania Game Commission\sContact 
Contact Email: pgccomments@pa.gov
Permits for Hunting in Pennsylvania Can Be Obtained Here

Full Q&A about Pennsylvania Coyote Hunting


In Pennsylvania, do you need a permit to go coyote hunting?


The answer to that question is seasonal.

  • During large game season, you can take coyotes if you have a furtaker licence, or when hunting big game and obeying big game restrictions.
  • Outside of large game season (turkey, elk, deer, bear seasons), you may hunt coyotes if you hold a hunting licence or furtaker licence.

Legality of Electronic Predator Calls in Pennsylvania

In order to catch crows, bobcats, foxes, coyotes, and other wild animals, you can use electronic game calls. Except for certain species, no electronic gadget may be used in a hunt.

Can you use a Coyote Decoy in PA?


Answer: Decoys are authorised.

Coyote hunting is authorised in Pennsylvania during which seasons?


Coyote hunting is legal year-round in Pennsylvania.

Is there a bag restriction for coyote hunting in PA?


There isn’t one.

When is it permissible to hunt in Pennsylvania?


Answer: The permitted hunting hours for small and big game are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after dusk. For coyotes, raccoons, foxes, and bobcats, these species can be hunted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, EXCEPT for during limited seasons.

What weaponry may you use to hunt coyotes in PA?


Answer: You may use any manually controlled rifle, hand-held bow/crossbow, hand pistol, or shotgun.

A few extra rules:

  • Furbearing animals may not be shot with a shotgun loaded with a round larger than #4 buckshot.
  • You may not hunt using semi-automatic firearms.

What regulations are there concerning ammunition in PA?


Answer: Hunting birds, small game animals, and furbearers using a shotgun loaded with more than two shells is prohibited by federal law. Your shotgun plug must have a 1 piece filler added to prevent simple removal.

Transporting coyote fur over state lines is subject to what rules?


Answer: No regulations.


Answer: The following animals can be hunted at any hour, day or night: coyote, raccoons, bobcats, and foxes. The majority of wildlife is off limits to hunters on Sundays (exceptions for coyotes, crows, and foxes).

Are there any limits on weapons for night-hunting in Pennsylvania?


Answer: For night hunting, you can use any rifle or bow/crossbow that has been permitted for use in daytime furbearer hunting. Handheld or gun lights are permissible when hunting at night. Hunters cannot, however, use a flashlight or spotlight.

Can you legally hunt from a car in PA?


Answer: PA regulations are tight for car hunting. It is unlawful to:

  • Hunt from a vehicle;\sShoot at wildlife on a public road or place of public travel;\sShoot across roadways except for at a safe height;
  • Until the hunter is more than 25 yards away from the road, use the light from a car to engage wildlife.
  • Some of these laws may not apply if you obtain a Disabled Person’s Permit. Please check the newest legislation for additional details.
Does Pennsylvania have a bounty programme?


There isn’t a bounty programme in Pennsylvania (although there used to be).

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