Coyote Biology and Control - Upcoming Programs and Workshops
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources in conjunction with Clemson University Extension and the South Carolina Trappers Association will conduct a series of coyote control workshops. Topics will include the basic biology of coyotes, trapping and other control techniques and demonstrations.
Workshops are $10.00 unless otherwise noted, and preregistration is usually required. Dates and times subject are to change.
For questions please contact:
Furbearer & Alligator Program Coordinator Certified
Wildlife Biologist®, TWS
SC Dept. of Natural Resources
P.O. Box 167
Columbia, SC 29202
|Additional coyote workshops will be posted to this page when they are available.|
The Coyote Facts
- Average adult coyote is 35 pounds, but can exceed 50 pounds.
- Coyotes are mostly grayish-brown to reddish-tan; nearly all black is not uncommon.
- Coyotes reproduce in late winter, have a 63 day gestation period, and produce 5-7 pups per litter.
- As evidenced in other states with long established coyote populations, expanding coyote populations are likely to impact local deer and small game. However, overtime coyote populations are expected to stabilize allowing deer, turkey and small game to still exist in healthy numbers in South Carolina.
For more information on the coyotes, please download the following Adobe PDF files: