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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...

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Can You Survive the Bite of a Venomous Snake?

Snakes may be Alabama’s most misunderstood wildlife. A high percentage of people are both fascinated by and fearful of snakes. While not all snakes are venomous, you should take caution when outside during both day and night. Snakes are most active at night, especially in warmer weather. By Justin Monk Wildlife Biologist Six of...

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What Was Chewing on This Buck’s Body? (Warning: Graphic)

Paul Krueger of Wisconsin emailed us earlier this year with some photos of a deer he shot the last week of November while bowhunting. He waited until morning to retrieve the deer and, overnight, temperatures dropped to single digits. But when Krueger got to his deer and then started working on it, he realized...

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Kill More of Your 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. Cory Lundberg of Utah is a veteran predator hunter and guide. He’s chased coyotes in several western states and has learned about their habits, habitat and how to more effectively...

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How You Can Help Minimize Fawn Mortality

As with most mammals, white-tailed deer tend to produce more young than can be expected to survive. Although the reasons vary regionally, a high proportion of fawns born each year fail to survive to weaning age. In some cases, formerly overabundant deer populations have stabilized, if not declined, principally because of recent increases in...

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Mysterious Gray Wolf Far South of Natural Home Range Surprises Hunter, Officials

Federal officials recently confirmed that an animal killed by a hunter near Munfordville in Hart County, Kentucky, on March 16 is a gray wolf. A DNA analysis performed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Wildlife Research Center in Colorado determined the 73-pound animal was a federally endangered gray wolf with a genetic makeup...

Feral hogs can wreak havoc in summer on food plots for wildlife and agricultural plots. Using game cameras to identify sounders and then trap them can help control populations. (Photo: ADCNR)

Best Game Camera Tips For Controlling Feral Hogs On Your Deer Hunting Land

Every year in Alabama and elsewhere, hunters and wildlife managers use motion-activated game cameras to monitor wildlife populations on their properties. By Chris Jaworowski Though game cameras most often are used by deer hunters and managers, landowners with feral hogs are increasingly using game cameras to improve hog trapping success rates. Game cameras allow...

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Best Deer Management Strategies Includes Controlling Feral Hog Populations

Wild hog populations are threatening native wildlife habitats, timber, agriculture, water quality, roads, and levees not only in Mississippi, but all across the United States. Wild hogs are not native to North America and are classified as a “nuisance animal” in Mississippi by state law. Hog populations are rapidly expanding because of their prolific...