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...

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...

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...

Kill More Coyotes with This Incredibly Easy Trick

Every year during the deer hunting season, a coyote will wander within range of a camo-clad hunter and he’ll dust his smelly butt with a rifle or slug gun. Bowhunters get in on the action occasionally, but mostly it’s the gun hunters who perforate the song dogs. Over the course of a season, in...

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 &...

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...

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...