Animal Control

Coyote Control

Coyote in the snowIn response to inquiries about the increased presence of coyotes within the County of Oxford, an information package has been developed for all residents. Although the main focus is towards rural properties, there are also some tips for urban homeowners and how to ensure that your property is not attracting this type of wildlife.

This package includes valuable information on behavioural patterns of coyotes and how to protect livestock against them. Also included is local contact information for two organizations, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters and the Ontario Fur Managers Federation. Both of these groups can be very helpful for property owners that will allow hunting and/or trapping on their land. This document is available from the following link and from the Township Office.

Urban Wildlife

The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies has a series of “Living with Urban Wildlife” factsheets on raccoons, squirrels, and skunks. These factsheets provide general information about these animals, how to prevent conflicts with them and what to do when problems arise. If you wish more information you can obtain a brochure from the Township Office in Hickson or visit this website.