Utah Coyote Bounty Reporter smartphone app

Beginning July 1, 2019, you must use the app to submit coyotes for compensation. The app will not remove the requirement to check in the scalp and lower jaw at a designated check-in station.

If You're Using the Android Version...

The app has been having compatibility issues with some Android devices. Some Android users have not been able to submit coyote reports through the app. Until the issues are resolved, participants who have not been able to submit reports may still use the paper form to receive compensation. If, however, the app is working on your device, please continue to use it to submit reports.

You can use paper compensation forms or the app to submit claims from now until June 30, 2019. We will no longer accept paper compensation forms beginning July 1, 2019.

Where do I download the app?

The app is available as a free download for Android and iOS (Apple) devices.

Download the iOS version from the Apple App Store
Download the Android version from the Google Play Store
How do I use the app?

Basic Instructions

  1. When you start the app the first time, you must give it permission to access your location and your camera.
  2. On the home screen, tap New Report to start a new entry or Unsubmitted Reports to complete a previous entry.
  3. Tap Add Photo to take a picture of the coyote. The picture must show the coyote and must be taken at the location of the kill. Tap Next once the photo is attached.
  4. Enter all of the required information. Once you complete the report, tap Submit to upload your record. If you are in an area without cell service, tap Save. Once you reach an area with cell service, you can tap Unsubmitted Reports on the home screen to submit the report you saved.
  5. To receive payment, find a check-in location near you and schedule an appointment to turn in the jaw (at least the front two-thirds of the jaw) and the scalp (with both ears attached).

Once you have downloaded the Utah Coyote Bounty Reporter app on your iOS or Android device, open the app. It should look like this:

iPhone screen shot of Utah Coyote Bounty Reporter app, start screen.

Immediately after you kill a coyote, open the app and tap New Report. The Instructions screen will appear.

iPhone screen shot of Utah Coyote Bounty Reporter app, instructions screen.

You MUST have location data turned on, or your coyotes will not qualify for payment. The DWR requires a GPS coordinate of the coyote-removal location.

After reading the instructions, tap Next at the bottom of the screen.

The next step is to take a photo of the coyote you have killed. tap the orange Camera button.

iPhone screen shot of Utah Coyote Bounty Reporter app, Add Photo page.

You should see a camera screen with a circle at the bottom. Press the circle to take a photo of the coyote.

Important: The coyote should fill the full frame of the camera lens and include the entire animal in the exact location it was killed.

iPhone camera screen shot of Utah Coyote Bounty Reporter app.

Your photo needs to be clear enough that the DWR can easily identify the animal as a coyote. See the examples below:

A dead coyote lying in snow. A dead coyote lying in grass.

If the picture you took meets these requirements, then tap the check mark in the lower left corner of the screen. If you need to retake the picture, tap the trash can icon in the lower right corner to delete the original image. The camera prompt will reappear.

Once you have taken a satisfactory photo, tap the orange Next button at the bottom of the screen. Do not take multiple photos.

iPhone screen shot of Utah Coyote Bounty Reporter app, Add Photo page with Next button at the bottom.

The Required Information screen will appear. Fill out all requested information, starting with your first and last name. You should type your name the same way each time you kill a coyote. For example, if you go by Rich, always enter your name as Rich, instead of sometimes entering it as Rick or Richard.

iPhone screen shot of Utah Coyote Bounty Reporter app, Required Information page.

You will then need to enter your customer ID number. This is listed on your hunting or fishing license or on your course completion certificate, if you took the course after May 2018.

To find your customer ID on a hunting license, it is located right below your name and CUST ID (as circled in red below).

Hunting license with the customer ID circled.

Your customer ID is also listed right after your name on the Predator Control Program course completion form, if you took the course after May 2018. (See the example below.)

Hunter education course completion form with the customer ID circled.

Important: The customer ID is NOT the same as the registration number printed in the bottom right corner of the course completion form. Do NOT enter the registration number. (It's crossed out in the image below.)

Hunter education course completion form showing registration number crossed out.

Next, select the date of the kill by tapping the calendar icon on the right side of the Take Date text box. It will automatically display today's date.

iPhone screen shot of Utah Coyote Bounty Reporter app with the calendar icon circled. iPhone screen shot of Utah Coyote Bounty Reporter app, calendar page.

Tap OK.

Select the coyote's gender by tapping the arrow for the drop-down field in the Male/Female Coyote text box. Do the same in the Take Method text box to record your method of take.

iPhone screen shot of Utah Coyote Bounty Reporter app, Required Information page.

After you've entered all the required information, the Submit button on the bottom right side of the screen will turn orange. Tap Submit.

The next screen will confirm that you have successfully submitted the coyote. Tap Done and you will return to the home screen. At that point, you can enter data for additional coyotes, or you can exit the app.

iPhone screen shot of Utah Coyote Bounty Reporter app, successful submission.

If you do not have cell service at the location where you killed the coyote, the Submit button will not turn orange. If this occurs, simply tap the Save button at the bottom left side of the screen. This will save your entry until you reach an area with cell service. A popup window will note that your entry was saved as a draft. Tap OK and you will return to the home screen.

iPhone screen shot of Utah Coyote Bounty Reporter app, Required Information page with the save button circled. iPhone screen shot of Utah Coyote Bounty Reporter app, successful save.

To submit saved drafts, tap the Unsubmitted Reports icon located at the bottom right corner of the home screen. You will see an orange circle with the number of drafts you currently have saved in the upper right corner of the icon.

iPhone screen shot of Utah Coyote Bounty Reporter app, with the Unsubmitted Reports button circled.

Tap the draft you would like to submit, and then tap the green button with an arrow on it.

iPhone screen shot of Utah Coyote Bounty Reporter app, Unsubmitted Reports page. iPhone screen shot of Utah Coyote Bounty Reporter app, Unsubmitted Reports page with the green button circled.

Once you submit the draft, you will see a confirmation screen that shows your submission was successful. Tap Done on the bottom of the screen to return to the home screen.

You no longer a need to keep a paper trail documenting the coyotes you've killed; however, you still need to ensure that any coyote ears and jaws you submit can be matched to your entries. To do this, either label your samples with the gender and date, or label them numerically in the order you submit them (i.e., your first is 1, second is 2, third is 3 and so on). After you visit a check-in location, start over at 1 again. If you have to save several drafts for different coyotes, make sure you submit them in the order that you killed them. Draft 1 needs to be submitted first, draft 2 second, draft 3 third and so on.

Can I still use the paper compensation form?

We will no longer accept the paper compensation forms as of July 1, 2019. However, if you took any coyotes before July 1, 2019, you may still turn in those coyotes using the paper form until 365 days from the date(s) of harvest.

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