Montana coyote hunting?

cornfedkiller

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Been searching the regs this morning but cannot find what I'm looking for, so hoping someone here can help me.. I assume I know the answer already, but need to make sure..

Headed to southeast Montana in a couple weeks to hunt muleys and my hunting partner has a thermal setup on his AR, so we're curious if we can set up a call and do some coyote hunting in the evenings.. do we need any license besides what we have for deer hunting? Any special rules we need to be aware of?

Or can someone just link me to where this is covered in the regs?
 

bsnedeker

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Have at it my friend! All is fair in love and war and coyote hunting in Montana.
 

Dos Perros

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Have at it my friend! All is fair in love and war and coyote hunting in Montana.

Coyotes (pronounced kai-yotes) get no quarter in Montana!

If anyone has some time to burn, recommend YouTubing "Montana coyote hunting with dogs." There's a dude around Winnet (I think?) that uses dogs to bait kai-yotes in and shoots them with a rifle.
 

hobbes

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I'm not a fan of the run em down with sleds method that I've heard of.
 

huntercole

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Hmm, I didn't see that you could use thermal and hunt at night in the reg book. I saw this and left my thermal at home when I went to Montana a few weeks ago. I guess it says game animal and they consider coyotes non game animals.
"It is unlawful for a person, while hunting, to use any electronic motion-tracking device or mechanism that is designed to track the motion of a game animal and relay information on the animal’s movement to the hunter. Motion tracking devices are defined by F&W Commission as remote operated camera or video devices capable of transmitting real time information, pictures or videos; seismic devices; thermal imaging devices; and satellite and radio telemetry devices."
 
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