Wildlife Damage Management, Internet Center for


Date of this Version

April 1987


This paper reports limited data to document that depredating coyotes were shot from a helicopter in western Montana in 1976. Coyotes marked themselves by puncturing diphacinone-filled collars on the necks of sheep they attacked. Subsequently, 11 coyotes were shot from a helicopter on 3 ranches where collared sheep had been attacked. Six coyotes contained diphacinone and thus were confirmed as having recently attacked or fed on collared sheep.