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Coyote tracks of a coyote

Coyote

Medium-sized with gray to reddish-gray fur, more red on legs, feet, and ears; dark-tipped tail; whitish belly and throat.

Habitat and Habits: Lives in prairies, open woodlands, shrublands, and a variety of habitats. Carnivorous. Mainly nocturnal but can be active anytime. Five to ten pups born Apr.–May.

  • State Hunting License required
  • No Closed Season on Private Land
Nine-Banded Armadillo tracks of an armadillo

Nine-Banded Armadillo

Small cat-sized with grayish-brown armor-plated body.

Habitat and Habits: Lives mainly in woodlands, brushy areas, farmlands, and bluff country. Omnivorous; roots around in damp, moist leaves and brush for its food. Four young of same sex born Mar.–Apr.

  • State Hunting License required
  • No Closed Season on Private Land
Feral Hog tracks of a feral hog

Feral Hog/Wild Pig

Larger than the collared peccary, resembling the Eurasian wild boar or domestic pig. Can be mistaken for the black bear. Coarse, bristled hair. Usually black but can be gray, dark brown, blond, white, or red; some are spotted or striped. Long snouts with four sharp tusks; upper tusks point up. Long, straight tail.

Habitat and Habits: Lives primarily in swamps, river bottoms, brushlands, woodlands, and forests. Damages property. Omnivorous; eats crops, livestock, and wildlife food. Lives up to 25 years. Mainly nocturnal but can be active anytime. Four to twelve piglets in a litter; one or two litters per year.

  • State Hunting License required
  • No Closed Season on Private Land