I would have to agree with Dan, and say Coyotes. I hunt in Southeastern North Carolina and Coyotes have become quite a pest in that part of the country. I had a doe taken from me twice in the same morning by Coyotes. I shot the doe found her and then walked up to the house to get my drag harness and when I returned she was gone. I followed the blood and located her in a thick bay along with the Coyotes. I could get a shot so they got away. I got my doe to my skinning rack in an effort to recover some of the meat, however while I was in the house get my things ready for the skinning job the Coyotes came in my back yard and got my doe once again. But, I didn't let them have her, I once again followed the blood and recovered my doe. I was able to save the hams and about six inches of the back straps. In my opinion North Carolina does not do enough to promote predator hunting, especially Coyotes. Nor are they doing enough about it in general.