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Co-existing With Coyotes

Posted on: February 2, 2024

Natural Resources Department is issuing a notice to Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Community to create awareness surrounding human-wildlife interactions regarding Coyotes and provide ways to reduce conflict.

Coyotes Background Information

  • Coyotes usually breed in February, resulting in greater activity.
  • Litters of 5-7 pups (maximum 19) are born 60-63 days later (April to early May) in a den.
  • Breeding begins at one year age, and coyotes’ mate for life.
  • The lifespan is approximately 10-11 years in the wild.
  • They cooperate in hunting, denning, and raising young.

Human Coyote Conflicts

  • Do not feed Coyotes.
  • Monitor pets and small children while outdoors.
  • Never run away from a Coyote.
  • Do not set your trash out for pick-up until the day of pick-up to reduce attractants.

Aggressive Coyote behavior should be reported to NRD Assistant Manager Barry Bennett, or R.A.P.P. 1-877-952-7277.