Coyote Control Program

Res #: 13-12A
Number: 13
Year: 2012
Midterm: No
Expired: Yes
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture

WHEREAS the growing coyote population continues to be a hazard to livestock, invading farm yards and urban centers, scavenging and endangering the public; and

WHEREAS the Coyote Control Program implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, November 2009 to March 31, 2010, resulted in reduction of the coyote population;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Provincial Government to re-implement the Coyote Control Program.

Response from Honourable Bob Bjornerud, Minister of Agriculture: 

The Saskatchewan Coyote Control Program was implemented as a pilot program. Since that time, the Wildlife Damage Compensation Program has been expanded to address issues with coyotes, wherein producers receive compensation for animals confirmed killed, and for animals that have been injured and require veterinary service. In addition, the services of predation specialists may be obtained. There are no plans to reinstate the Saskatchewan Coyote Control Program at this time.