Is Coyote Control the Answer for Better Deer Hunting?

As I discussed in previous Deer & Deer Hunting articles, white-tailed deer populations seem to have peaked throughout much of North America and now are on the decline — in some areas sharply. Obviously, fewer deer means fewer hunting opportunities. By John Ozoga For Deer & Deer Hunting The reasons for this deer population decline...

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$1K Bounty on Coyotes is Bold, Smart Move in South Carolina

  Finally, a state that gets responsible wildlife management. South Carolina made the bold first move this week to advance legislation that would place an all-out bounty on coyotes. Tree huggers are screaming. True conservationists are applauding. What this boils down to is a state taking responsibility of a non-native invasive species. It’s no...

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Coyote Hunting Lottery Latest in War on Predators

Coyotes are among the most hated predators among deer hunters and in recent years have come under heavy scrutiny by state wildlife agencies and legislators. Their impact also is being studied by several researchers and has been for years. Hunters often kill them on sight because of the havoc they wreak on game animals....

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Should Coyotes, Predators Have Financial Kill Bounties?

Bounties on predators are nothing new. They were common back in the 1800s and early 1900s on a variety of wildlife including wolves, mountain lions and other predators. Some of these bounties worked pretty well. Others, maybe not so much. They’re still in use today in some parts of the country. Louisiana, for example,...

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Deer Talk Now: Secrets to Kill More Deer-Eating Coyotes

If you have problems with coyotes doing a number on your deer population, part of a good management plan includes hunting them whenever possible. Year-round trapping is a super way for management, but hunting coyotes and other predators is fantastic in the off-season. It gives you more opportunity to learn about the property and...

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States Targeting Coyotes in Groundbreaking Research Project

Three state wildlife agencies have joined forces with one of the top white-tailed deer research labs in the nation along with a prestigious university as part of a groundbreaking, multi-year project into coyote behavior. The states have long battled coyote predation on white-tailed deer fawns and now, after about a decade of liberal doe...

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Coyote Management Tip: Feed Them Fawns

This is a portion of Andrew Lewands’s story “Sounds That Satisfy,” which appeared in the December 2014 Trapper & Predator Caller issue. By Andrew Lewand Deer, whether mule deer or whitetails, are nearly everywhere and so are coyotes. What a perfect blend of opportunity. While coyotes have been observed taking down adult deer, the real...

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Coyotes Got One Deer, Hunters Got the Other (Graphic)

Mother Nature’s not always pretty but that’s just part of the deal, and when coyotes find an easy meal of white-tailed deer they’re not going to pass up the opportunity to capitalize on the situation. A group of hunters was able to help one of two bucks whose antlers became locked while fighting. Coyotes...

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Coyotes Changing Deer Dynamics, Getting More Scrutiny

It’s no secret that coyotes love to eat deer, whether it’s fawns they find or older deer brought down by two or more songdogs working as a team. Researchers in Pennsylvania have been studying the expansion and impacts of the Eastern Coyote on deer populations. They looked at information from Canada to the Southeast...