As of 2014, there are no closed seasons on coyotes in Ohio, which means that they can be hunted year-round. However, a hunting or trapping license is needed to hunt coyotes in Ohio.
Ohio has a very large population of coyotes. Because wildlife managers struggle to control coyote populations, hunters are allowed and encouraged to hunt and trap coyotes. Ohio also hosts coyote-hunting contests in order to further encourage coyote population control.
The coyote is notorious for killing and eating livestock, wild game and sometimes even pets, which has made it an obvious target for hunters. The coyote is also hunted for its fur, especially during the winter when its coat is at its best.