Amendment 2024-0568h to HB1100 (2024)

Relative to coyote hunting.

Revision: Feb. 7, 2024, 3:34 p.m.

Rep. Read, Rock. 10

February 7, 2024





Floor Amendment to HB 1100


Amend the bill by replacing all after the enacting clause with the following:


1  Game Animals; Coyote Hunting at Night.  Amend RSA 208:1-e to read as follows:

208:1-e  Coyote Hunting at Night.  Except as provided in RSA 208:1-f, the executive director of fish and game, with the consent of the commission, [shall] may establish, by rules adopted under RSA 541-A, or as directed to adopt rules by the commission under RSA 541-A, a night hunting season for coyote.  Such rules [shall] may include, but not be limited to, the method and manner of taking, reporting requirements, length of the season and requirements for landowner permission.  Coyote may be taken from baited areas pursuant to RSA 207:3-d.

2  New Section; Game Animals; Coyote Pup Protection.  Amend RSA 208 by inserting after section 1-e the following new section:

208:1-f  Coyote Pup Protection.  The executive director of fish and game shall establish a closed season for coyote hunting, to coincide with coyote pup rearing, consistent with the closed season for other New Hampshire canid species, and shall not be less than 22-weeks in duration, occurring between March 1 and September 30.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.