predators

Controversial Wolf Ruling a Huge Concern for Deer Hunters

Controversy still reigns in the December 2014 decision by a judge to return wolves to the federal Endangered Species List, sending state wildlife agencies and hunters into shock at what had been a successful management program for the predators. After years of being on the Endangered Species list the wolves in Minnesota, Michigan and...

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...

Deer Talk Now: Best Tips to Fill Your Freezer This Week

Are you still out of deer meat with the season in full tilt and an empty freezer just waiting to be filled before the holidays? You’re hearing that freezer whispering to you, “Dude, c’mon. Get going and kill some deer!” Part of that deer hunting experience even late in the season, whether it’s post-rut in the Midwest...

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...

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...

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...

gray wolf hunting

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...

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...