predators

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...

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...

Get Set Now For Predator Hunting!

Deer hunters throughout the country probably have stumbled upon a coyote-ravaged carcass or heard stories from friends about song dogs chasing whitetails or fawns. By Alan Clemons, Southern Managing Editor We’ve seen report after report, too, of studies about fawn predation, primarily by coyotes but also by bobcats. Coyotes are the...

Canadians Air-Dropping Rabies Vaccine

Approximately 280,000 wildlife baits containing a rabies vaccine will be distributed in southwestern Ontario next week, according to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. The MNR reports the bait drop program is one of the most successful wildlife rabies eradication programs in North America, and the vaccine will control the spread...

Another State Planning On Opening Wolf Hunts

With wolf hunts slated to launch in Wisconsin and Minnesota this fall, a third Great Lakes state could soon open a season on wolves as well. Michigan House Bill 5834, introduced last week by Rep. Matt Huuki, proposes Michigan’s first modern-day hunting season for gray wolves. The proposed hunt would occur in Michigan’s...