There will be no coyote cull in Nova Scotia this year.

The Department of Natural Resources said that bounties have been tried across North America, but they’ve always been unsuccessful in reducing coyote populations.

Most recently, a bounty was initiated in the province in 1982 and was removed in 1986 when it was determined to have had no impact on the population.

Instead, local Department of Natural Resources offices should be contacted where nuisance wildlife is creating a concern for human safety, destruction of property, or a diseased or injured animal is found.