Coyote Harvest Incentive Program Voluntary Registration
The coyote incentive program was created by South Carolina 2016 Budget Proviso 47.10 which reads:
Of the funds authorized and appropriated in this Act, the Department of Natural Resources is directed to develop and implement a coyote tagging and reward program within this state. They must tag and release four coyotes in each of the four game zones and apply a reward of a complimentary lifetime hunting license per tagged coyote to the hunter/trapper, or his designee.
The Department of Natural Resources is implementing a voluntary registration program in an effort to gauge interest in and the success of the Coyote Harvest Incentive Program.
Any person, whether registered for the Coyote Harvest Incentive Program or not, who takes and reports one of the specially-tagged, incentive program coyotes will receive the lifetime license as granted by the proviso above. This lifetime license may be issued to a designee of their choice. You do not have to register to receive this incentive.
In addition, upon verification by the Department, anyone* who has registered by December 1, 2016 and takes and reports one of the 16 specially-tagged, incentive program coyotes by June 30, 2017, will have their name entered into a drawing for a .243 caliber Savage Model 11 Trophy Predator Hunter centerfire rifle/scope combo (or similar item if said model is not available, or similar value item as determined by the Department).
Anyone* that registers for the Coyote Harvest Incentive Program after December 1, 2016 but by April 1, 2017 will have their name entered into a drawing to receive a Yeti Roadie Cooler if they take and report one of the specially-tagged incentive program coyotes by June 30, 2017.
Early registration period is open until December 1, 2016. Extended registration is open until April 1, 2017. Only one registration per person.
Extra Incentive Awards for Voluntary Registration:
- Extra incentive award for early registration by December 1, 2016 is a Savage Model 11 Trophy Predator .243 centerfire rifle/scope combo*. Person registering for this incentive must be a legal resident of the US age 18 years or older to be eligible.
- Extra incentive award for registration after December 1, 2016, but by April 1, 2017 is a Yeti Roadie Cooler*. Person registering for this incentive must be 16 years or older.
*Subject to terms and conditions. Person must be eligible by local, state and federal law to own, receive or possess a firearm. One must have registered prior to taking and reporting a tagged coyote to be eligible for any extra incentive awards.
For more information contact the Furbearer Program at 803-734-3609.
**Any person, whether registered for the Coyote Harvest Incentive Program or not, who takes and reports one of the specially-tagged, incentive program coyotes will receive a lifetime license according to budget proviso 47.10 of 2016. This person may designate someone else (child, relative, friend, etc.) to receive the lifetime license award.