The City of Tega Cay implemented a Coyote Management Plan in December of 2016 after hearing from South Carolina Department of Natural Resources in November. City Council voted to hire a licensed trapper/contractor to trap and remove coyotes from certain locations in the City on an annual basis.

To report a coyote sighting, call the Tega Cay Police Department's non-emergency number at (803) 548-0340.

Information compiled below is from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.
  1. Co-existing (Dos and Don'ts)
  2. Human Interactions
  3. History
Coyote Flyer
  1. Tega Cay's Coyote Management Plan
  2. SCDNR Public Forum
In December 2016, City Council implemented a coyote management plan is to provide a management strategy and guidelines for staff responses to conflicts with coyotes. Public safety is the primary concern of the City and coyotes and other wildlife will be managed with human safety as the priority. The plan seeks to achieve a balance between the importance of human safety and the benefits of maintaining natural wildlife populations. 

Read the Coyote Management Plan