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...

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...

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...

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...

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...