Coyote Bounty Reporter smartphone app
Use the app to record each coyote take
Beginning July 1, 2021, you must use the Coyote Bounty Reporter app to submit coyotes for compensation. You will still be required to check in the scalp and lower jaw at a designated check-in station.
Where do I download the app?
The app is available as a free download for Android and iOS (Apple) devices.
How do I use the app?
- When you start the app the first time, you must give it permission to access your location and camera.
- On the home screen, tap Collect to start a new coyote report or Drafts to continue a partially completed report.
- Tap Take 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 the camera button to attach the picture to the information form.
- Enter all of the required information. Once you complete the report, tap the check mark to submit it. If you are in an area without cell service, the report will be saved in the app outbox. Once you have cell service, you will need to open the outbox and finish submitting your report by tapping the Send button in the bottom right corner.
- 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).
- When you open the app for the first time, you MUST give it permission to access your location. The DWR requires a GPS coordinate of each coyote removal location; if you don't have location data turned on, your coyotes will not qualify for payment.
- Immediately after you have killed a coyote, open the app and tap the Coyote Bounty Reporter icon. Review the instructions screen, and tap Collect to start a coyote report.
- The first step is to take a photo of the coyote you have killed. Press the Camera button. Just as with location data, you must also give the app permission to use your device's camera.
You should see a camera screen with the image, zoom controls, and a clear camera button at the bottom. Press the button 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. Your photo needs to be clear enough so that the DWR can easily identify the animal as a coyote. See the examples below:
Once you've taken a photo, you'll see the following form with the photo embedded. Notice that there are controls to rotate the photo, if you wish. If you would like to retake the photo, tap the trash can icon to delete your existing photo and return to the camera screen.
On the form, enter all the 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.
Please note that all form fields, including your Date of Birth, are required. To navigate the date fields faster, click on the month or year in the calendar and use the wheel to scroll to the desired month or year.
Your customer ID number is listed on your hunting or fishing license or on your course completion certificate, if you took the course after May 2018. It is right below your name and is labeled CUST ID (as circled in red below).
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.)
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.)
Only after you've entered all the required information, tap the check mark in the bottom right. If you currently have cell service, you will see a Survey Completed pop-up with three option buttons: Send Later, Send Now and Continue this survey. Select the option you prefer. Note: If you select Send Later, your report will be saved in the app outbox.
If you do not have cell service, you will also see a Survey Completed pop-up, but it will notify you that your report has been saved in the app outbox. Tap OK to return to the home screen. Once you have cell service, you will need to open the outbox and finish submitting your report by tapping the Send button in the bottom right corner.
As you use the app, your home screen will begin displaying additional buttons. The Drafts button is for reports you have started but not yet completed. The Outbox button is for reports that you have completed and attempted to submit, but could not be sent due to a lack of cell signal. The Sent button shows the number of reports you have submitted.
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, 2021. However, if you took any coyotes before July 1, 2021, you may still turn in those coyotes using the paper form until 365 days from the date(s) of harvest.