Coyote Information

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Denver Metro Area Coyote Behavior Study

Over the past two years, Broomfield has been a participant in the Denver Metro Area Coyote Behavior Study, led by Researcher Stewart Breck (USDA-National Wildlife Research Center). The study had previously involved collaring coyotes in Broomfield and other metro areas with GPS tracking devices. In December 2013, researchers began moving into another phase of the study to review community-based hazing of coyotes and how it may alter coyote behavior. Read more...

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.

Maps Showing Human-Coyote Encounters in Broomfield

Broomfield residents have experienced coyote encounters. You can view a map of incidents reported in Broomfield since 2009 (current through February 2017) and a map of 2016 encounters.

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.