Coyotes & Wolves

PLEASE NOTE - Due to COVID-19, this program has been suspended until further notice. Please call 780-826-3951 for more information.

The Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87 will implement a Coyote & Wolf Reduction Incentive Program for the 2020-2021 winter season.

Please note - you will be required to have signed permission from landowners before hunting on their land. Visit the Authorization to Hunt Fur-Bearing Animals (PDF) to get the form. Direct deposit is available again this year. To take advantage of this, please fill out and return this Electronic Funds Transfer Form (PDF).

Following are the details of this Program:

  1. The M.D. will pay an incentive of $15 per coyote a $75 per wolf killed during the six month period from October 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021.
  2. To qualify for the incentive payment, the coyote & wolf carcasses must be taken to the ASB/Public Works Shop north of Bonnyville. Call 780-826-3951 prior to bringing the coyotes in for the incentive payment to assure there is someone there to verify of the number of animals. When bringing the animals to the shop for verification, please cover them with a tarp to avoid displaying them to the general public, especially if you plan on stopping in town to do some shopping.
  3. Only whole, unskinned animals are accepted for payment; pelts are not eligible for payment.
  4. Wolves may be hunted (but not trapped) without a license during all seasons, as follows: a - On privately owned land by the owner or occupant of the land, or by a resident with permission from the owner or occupant.
    b - On public land by a person authorized to keep livestock on the land, or by a resident who has written permission from that authorized person.
    The above authorities to hunt wolves extend to lands within eight km (five miles) of the land described above, provided the authorized person or resident has right of access.
  5. Coyotes may be hunted (but not trapped), without a license, at all times of the year throughout the province: a - By a resident who has right of access to hunt on lands that are not public lands within the Green area
    b - By the owner or occupant of privately owned land, on the privately owned land; c - By a person maintaining livestock on public land, on that public; or
    d - *On lands described in c) that are in the Green Area, by a resident who is authorized in writing by the person described in c).
    * These pelts must be salvaged.
  6. Trappers will be asked to provide their Registered or Resident Fur Management License number when bringing carcasses to claim the incentive payment.
  7. Residents living within the M.D. of Bonnyville boundaries will be eligible to participate in this program and will be asked to provide the legal land location where the animals were trapped or shot.
  8. Residents are advised that it is illegal to sell whole or unskinned carcasses to anyone other than a fur buyer.
  9. The ASB staff will cut the left front foot off the carcass to identify it as having been paid the incentive.
  10. The carcass will be returned to the owner who will be responsible to dispose of it properly.
  11. Animals that originate from outside the M.D. boundaries, or are brought in by a non-resident of the above noted areas will not be accepted for payment under this program.

This program may terminate at an earlier date than the March 31, 2021 deadline subject to budget limitations.

The ASB will only accept carcasses Monday-Thursday 7:30-8 a.m. and 3-4 p.m., Friday 7:30-8 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. If you cannot make these hours, please phone the ASB office 780-826-3951 for a special appointment.

The ASB staff has the right to disqualify carcasses if they suspect they do not meet criteria. For information on regulations governing the use of snares for coyotes, please contact the Fish & Wildlife office at 780-826-3142 or 780-594-7876.