predators

Utah Coyote

Utah Establishes Coyote Bounty Program

Utah Department of Wildlife Resources officials have established a bounty on coyotes as part of a new Predator Control Program open to the public in an effort to assist its mule deer population. The Predator Control Program is part of the state’s Mule Deer Protection Act. The Utah Legislature passed the act during its...

Feral Hogs

Keep Deer Skills Honed on Feral Hogs

If you’re a deer hunter, especially in the Southeast, chances are good you’ve encountered feral hogs on your property or you know of someone who has them and wants them exterminated. Feral hogs are bad news for landowners. They’re migratory, seeking the best sources of food and water throughout the seasons while wreaking havoc...

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Coyote Predation on Fawns Gaining Attention

Georgia hunters and biologists are taking a harder look at the possible impacts of coyote predation on fawns, joining other states in the Southeast addressing the issue. According to The Augusta Chronicle, researchers are seeing more evidence of fawns being targeted and consumed by an increasing number of coyotes. U.S. Forest Service research biologist...

gray wolf hunting

Another Wolf Hunting Season Plan Takes Shape

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has set a preliminary harvest quota for the hunting and trapping season planned to begin in October. The agency released a goal of 142 to 233 wolves as it planned four meetings  to collect public input on what would be Wisconsin’s first regulated wolf harvest. The state would...

Whitetail Fawn Study Should Help Managers

Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) proudly announced today that it made a donation of $25,000 to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to conduct a white-tailed deer predation study. The SCI Foundation and Wisconsin DNR Predator / Prey study will examine challenges wildlife managers face in finding a balance between predator and...

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Deer Hunters Will Get To Hunt Wolves

As directed by the Minnesota Legislature and governor, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will implement the state’s first-ever regulated wolf hunting and trapping season in fall and winter 2012. Today, the DNR released its plan, and it included a firearms wolf hunting tag and season that will be valid concurrent with the northern...

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Auburn DeerLab, EcoDogs to Study Fawn Scent

Do newborn deer fawns have a scent? Long-held belief is they do not or if so, it’s minimal, giving them some protection until they’re at least a little bit older and can fend for themselves. But do we know for sure? Nope. That’s why Drs. Todd Steury, Craig Angle and Steve Ditchkoff along with...