Shotguns are the only allowed weaponry for night coyote hunting, however shells with a single bullet are not permitted. The hunting season for bobcat, river otter, muskrat, mink, beaver, red fox, gray fox, weasel, and striped skunk begins one-half hour before daybreak. The season begins one and a half hours before dawn. Daytime hunting is prohibited for all species except raccoons.
It is illegal to take endangered species within Kentucky state borders. Also, it is illegal to import or export any species of wildlife, including protected species. Penalties include fines up to $10,000 and up to one year in prison.
Foxes are classed as game animals under Kentucky law. It is permissible to hunt them during the regular hunting seasons. However, since they are classed as game animals, they must be taken in accordance with the regulations pertaining to game. For example, you must use a shotgun to kill a fox. You cannot use a rifle or pistol to take a fox because they are not considered game animals while being used for sporting purposes.
As long as you follow the rules related to game, there should be no problems with shooting foxes.
(2) Shotguns loaded with single ball or slug ammunition are forbidden for shooting any species except deer, bear, and wild pigs, save as follows: Large game hunters may take coyotes and bobcats while hunting big game with any lawful big game rifle or ammunition.
Tennessee law prohibits the taking of threatened and endangered species without a license. It is unlawful to import these animals into the state, possess them illegally, or sell them without a permit. Using unlicensed shot-callers or hunters increases your risk of getting caught.
It is also against the law to hunt bobcats from a motor vehicle. If you do choose to hunt this way, make sure you have not left any obvious signs of activity behind. Police say they often detect vehicles using this method by noticing fresh mud on the road near where the animal was killed.
Illegal hunting can result in fines and/or imprisonment time. Organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) work to protect animals through education and legislation. They consider hunting cruel and unnecessary and say that many species are being lost due to human actions. They offer cash rewards for information leading to conviction of wildlife crime offenders.
Bobcats are native to a large part of the United States but are currently considered endangered in several states. Because of this threat, killing one is actually worse than killing another species' protected by law.
Holders of a hunting license may take coyotes, wild hogs, and armadillos during permitted daylight shooting hours all year (for information on nighttime taking, see Nighttime Take of Nutria, Beaver, and Outlaw Quadrupeds). During the open turkey season, running coyotes with dogs is illegal in all turkey hunting zones. It is also illegal to hunt coyotes during closed seasons or other times when they are not allowed to be taken.
It is against the law to attempt to sell or purchase coyotes in Louisiana. Anyone found doing so will be subject to fines up to $5,000 and one year in jail.
Coywolves are a subspecies of wolf that has evolved over time to be more closely related to dogs than to true wolves. They are capable of living in harmony with people if given proper training and socialization. However, unprovoked attacks on humans are rare because most coywolves prefer to avoid contact with humans. Nevertheless, like any other animal, coywolves can become aggressive if you approach them inappropriately. There have been reports of people being attacked by coywolves but these cases are extremely unusual. Most often, people who are attacked are not giving their full attention to what's around them.
If you come into contact with a coywolf and an attack appears imminent, try to give a loud "woof" or "yip" to scare it away before leaving the area.