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Coyote Information
Coyote CloseupDenver Metro Area Coyote Behavior Study
Broomfield is involved in a coyote research project called the Denver Metro Area Coyote Behavior Study. As a part of this project, we are working with Mary Ann Bonnell, Senior Wildlife Naturalist for Aurora, to establish a citizen coyote watch program.

Pets are Part of the Family
The wild animals throughout Broomfield, even in residential neighborhoods, think unattended pets are "fair game." Those coyotes, foxes, owls, hawks and eagles don't discern between a cute, cuddly pet and prey. To avoid conflicts between wildlife and pets, here are some pointers:
  • Keep cats indoors
  • Always supervise your pet outside. Do not leave your pet unattended in your yard
  • Keep dogs on leash
  • Avoid known or potential den sites and areas of thick vegetation
  • Do not allow dogs to "play" with coyotes or foxes
  • Do not leave pet food and water bowls outside

For additional information, call 303.438.6216.

Final Report - Assessment of Human-Coyote Conflicts
In January 2012, three researchers, Dr. Stan Gehrt of Ohio State University, Dr. Julie Young of USDA-Wildlife Services Predatory Research Facility and Utah State University, and Dr. Seth Riley of the National Park Service and University of California-Los Angeles, visited Broomfield to identify management approaches or improvements to existing management protocols to reduce the likelihood of future human-coyote conflicts. You may read and download their full report.

Map Showing Human-Coyote Encounters in Broomfield

Broomfield residents have experienced coyote encounters. You can view a map of incidents reported in 2013 and one showing all incidents 2009 through March2014.

Important Contact Numbers for Coyote Concerns:

For general information or concerns about coyotes, please call:

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
(This office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Beyond these hours, calls will be forwarded to the Colorado State Patrol only if the concern is an emergency.)

To report a coyote emergency where there has been an attack on a human, please call:

Broomfield Police Department at 911

To report the loss of a pet to a coyote, please call:

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

If the pet was attacked while on leash, you may also call the Broomfield Police Department Animal Control at 303.464.5557.

For additional information about coyotes, please call:

Broomfield Wildlife Masters Volunteer Program. Access the Wildlife Help Line at 303.464.5554.