predators

Conservation, Hunting in the Middle of Controversy

Anyone who hasn’t been hiding under a rock since the late 1960s has heard about the controversy surrounding the restoration of the gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act. The gray wolf feeds on elk and deer and the occasional cow or pet poodle. Hunters and ranchers across the West and north-central United States...

Bonus: Great Predator Guns for Any Hunter

Manufacturers are producing a number of excellent guns tailor made for hunting predators. It’s hard to pick up a hunting magazine or turn on an outdoor network without seeing something dedicated to predator hunting. Try it and it’s easy to see why calling a predator into gun range is one of the fastest growing segments...

Arguments Made to Support States’ Rights in Wolf Case

The Great Lakes Wolf situation has taken numerous twists and turns, capturing the attention of hunters, anti-hunters, enviro-supporters, the judiciary, legislators and even Joe Lunchbucket folks as it wends its way through the court system. Neither side — the one for states’ rights and the protect-the-wolves side — are budging. After several rulings, the...

Deer Hunters Cringe as Wolf Population Increases by 16 Percent

  If one of the worst predators on deer increased in population by 16 percent in one year in your area or state you’d probably be pretty doggone concerned. You might be more concerned, or even pretty doggone mad, if there were no hunting or trapping season for these predators thanks to government and court...

Coyote Hunting Lottery Latest in War on Predators

Coyotes are among the most hated predators among deer hunters and in recent years have come under heavy scrutiny by state wildlife agencies and legislators. Their impact also is being studied by several researchers and has been for years. Hunters often kill them on sight because of the havoc they wreak on game animals....

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...

Deer Talk Now: Secrets to Kill More 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. Year-round trapping is a super way for management, but hunting coyotes and other predators is fantastic in the off-season. It gives you more opportunity to learn about the property and...