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Hunting at night is legal in some western states, which allows predator chasers to move around and go after coyotes and bobcats looking for an easy meal.

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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Varmint Control Is a Conservation Responsibility

Political correctness and its inherent scourge of dishonesty and denial are bad and dangerous wherever you find them. When people living in Detroit can spew their comfortable disconnect and resultant ignorance about wolves and other predators to determine varmint control policies in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula wilderness, you know you are asking for trouble. The...

Good setups, the right calls and having property with predators — whether you can hunt at night or day — makes a big difference in success or failure.

Proper Setup, Calling Critical to Better Predator Hunting

The few times I’ve been able to get out and about for predators with guides have been non-stop learning lessons about setups, calls and the wariness of coyotes and bobcats. Experience is the best teacher, of course, and fumbling around making mistakes on your own definitely helps you learn what to do or not...

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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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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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Trapper & Predator Caller Magazine Celebrates 40 Years of Fur

Trapper & Predator Caller magazine celebrates its 40th anniversary in the September 2015 issue. Founded in 1975, Trapper & Predator Caller is the leading source of practical, comprehensive information for North American fur harvesters. “I’m very proud to be a small part of this long-running tradition,” says executive editor Jim Spencer. “Thank you all...

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Predator Hunting Tip: Mix Up Your Sounds

This is an excerpt from Jared Blohm’s article “Schooled,” which appears in the Winter 2014-2015 issue of Predator Hunting Magazine. The issue is now available on newsstands and in digital format. By Jared Blohm Although some predator hunters swear by sticking with one or two go-to sounds on each stand, Hunters Specialties Pro Staffers...

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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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Party Crashers! Non-Native Coyotes Impacting Whitetail Deer in Southeast

White-tailed deer are still overabundant in many sections of the nation, especially where hunter harvest is the only important source of deer mortality. Meanwhile, some areas are experiencing a disturbing decline in deer abundance, primarily because of poorly understood natural mortality factors. By John Ozoga As I discussed in the December 2010 Deer &...