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Coyotes, Turkeys, Southern Deer on Deer Talk Now!

Coyote predation on whitetail deer populations is no joking matter, and veteran hunter Jerry Peterson delivers some of his top insights and strategies for slamming song dogs today on Deer Talk Now. Deer Talk Now hosts Dan Schmidt and Brian Lovett talk about the upcoming turkey season along with some keen wisdom from Peterson,...

Coyote Catalog Connects Hunters, Trappers

The state Agriculture and Game and Fish departments have launched a cooperative project to connect coyote hunters and trappers with landowners who would like to reduce coyote populations in their area. Called the “Coyote Catalog,” the project creates an online database similar to what the North Dakota Game and Fish Department has used for...

This Alabama hunter is happy he was able to recover his 10-point buck, but coyotes stripped it clean after one night in the woods. Coyote problems are common in the Southeast where populations of the predators are growing.

Coyote Problems Affecting Your Deer?

Deer hunters who wait overnight to track a buck often find themselves concerned about coyotes getting to it before they can find it the following morning. By Alan Clemons, Southern Managing Editor Sometimes the blood trail peters out and a late-night search isn’t possible without a friend helping the next day. Perhaps a last-light...

Carolina Coyotes Get Reprieve in 5 Counties

Coyote hunting at night with the aid of an artificial light will be disallowed temporarily in five counties – Dare, Tyrrell, Hyde, Washington and Beaufort – pending the outcome of a lawsuit questioning the temporary rule adopted by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Wake County Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway issued a preliminary injunction...

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Utah Establishes Coyote Bounty Program

Utah Department of Wildlife Resources officials have established a bounty on coyotes as part of a new Predator Control Program open to the public in an effort to assist its mule deer population. The Predator Control Program is part of the state’s Mule Deer Protection Act. The Utah Legislature passed the act during its...

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Coyote Predation on Fawns Gaining Attention

Georgia hunters and biologists are taking a harder look at the possible impacts of coyote predation on fawns, joining other states in the Southeast addressing the issue. According to The Augusta Chronicle, researchers are seeing more evidence of fawns being targeted and consumed by an increasing number of coyotes. U.S. Forest Service research biologist...

A scene some believe is too prevalent in the Southeast and elsewhere.

Coyotes Eating Fawns at Quantico?

More than 50 fawns have been outfitted with radio collars and tracked for the last four years to help determine predation problems on Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia. Tracking surveys for predation and fawn recruitment have increased in many states in the last few years, especially in the Southeast. Coyote populations have surged...

Utah Plans Research Into Coyotes, Deer

There’s no question that coyotes kill mule deer, especially fawns. But just how many fawns do coyotes kill? How does the killing affect the number of mule deer in Utah? What about efforts to control coyotes? How effective are those efforts? How do those efforts help deer in Utah? Biologists with the Division of Wildlife...

Coyotes enjoying West Virginia Whitetails

Looks like coyotes are taking a bite – a pretty big one – out of West Virginia’s whitetail deer population. Results from a graduate student’s research shows digestive tract contents in 60 percent of the coyotes examined in her study had fed on deer. West Virginia University grad student Geriann Albers conducted the study...