Can coyotes be relocated?

No.   Coyotes that are legal to trap must be immediately put to death or released.  Relocating a problem coyote is not an option because it only moves the problem to someone else’s neighborhood.  It is also not sound wildlife management practice due to potential disease transfer and disrupting the ecosystem, potentially causing an imbalance in the predator-prey cycle.

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1. Are coyotes considered a protected species?
2. As a home or property owner, can I trap a nuisance coyote that is coming onto my property?
3. If I hire a trapper what are the legal requirements?
4. Can a Home-Owner Association (HOA) legally hire a trapper?
5. Can female coyotes be trapped, neutered and released back into wild to reduce the number of their offspring?
6. Can coyotes be relocated?
7. Is hazing a coyote considered a form of harassment?
8. How do humans affect coyote behavior?
9. Does the CDFW rehabilitate injured wildlife?
10. Where did you get this information?