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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...

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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 &...

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

Hunting, Predation Biggest Impacts on Deer

Hunting continues to account for the largest number of adult white-tailed deer mortalities in Wisconsin, while predation accounts for the highest death of fawns, according to recent results from an ongoing deer mortality study. “Hunter harvest continues to be the greatest cause of death of both adult and yearling bucks,” said Jared Duquette, research...

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...