Living with Wildlife
The Police Department will respond to a report of an injured animal or to one that poses an immediate threat to human life or property. All other cases should by handled by Lake County Animal Care and Control or to a private agency with the means for the capture, relocation, housing, or disposal of wild animals at cost to the homeowner.
All Coyotes in Illinois are protected by the state and under the policy protection of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). A valid hunting or trapping permit is necessary from IDNR or from a licensed professional. It is recommended residents contact a professional (listing below) regarding coyotes and other wildlife on their property. To inquire about trapping permits on personal property, residents can contact the IDNR at (847) 608-3100. Click here to learn more about coyotes.
Living with Wildlife Additional Resources
View suggestions on how to live with wildlife and deal with situations at your home.
- Coyotes: Who to Call and When (PDF) (A guide for residents)
- Living with Wildlife in Illinois (University of Illinois Extension)
- Living with Wildlife (Lake County Forest Preserves)
- Wildlife Around Your Home (Lake County Forest Preserves)
The Hawthorn Woods Police Department does not represent or endorse any of the following private agencies. They are provided for referral only:
|A-B-C Humane Wildlife Control||(847) 870-7175|
|All Wildlife Animal Eviction||(815) 788-0679|
|Animal Control Specialists Inc.||(847) 827-7800|
|Any Illinois Wildlife Removal||(815) 459-7553|
|Critter Control||(847) 991-9909|
|Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation||(847) 842-8000|