Montana Coyote Hunting Regulations

Montana Coyote Hunting RegulationsOfficial Regulations

Information for coyote hunting in Montana can be found on the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks website.

Hunting License

Coyotes are not protected in Montana. They may be hunted without a license.

Season Dates and Bag Limits

Coyotes don’t have a season in Montana, they may be hunted year round. Also, there are no limits on how many coyotes you can take.

Loaded Firearms

It is unlawful to carry a loaded firearm (round in the chamber) in or on any vehicle in Montana. However, you may carry a firearm in a vehicle with cartridges or shells in the magazine.

Night Hunting

Harvesting coyotes is restricted to 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset on public ground.  Night hunting is legal on private property with permission from the landowner.


You do not need a license in order to transport coyotes or export coyotes from Montana.


A license is not required to sell or possess coyotes in Montana.

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