predators

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...

wolf hunting

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...

North Carolina Targeting Predators at Night

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission took a step toward implementing a rule Thursday that allows for the taking of coyotes and feral swine by hunting on private lands at night with a light. The rule would also allow the hunting of feral swine and coyotes on public lands from 30 minutes after sunset...

Put more emotion into calling to attract more coyotes and bobcats.

For More Predators, Turn Up the Heat

  When you’re pursuing predators for fun or as part of your deer management plan, be sure to do your scouting and preparation homework prior to the hunt for better chances at success. These weekly tactics, ideas and suggestions from Trapper & Predator Caller can help with your predator problems on private or leased lands. By Mark...

Utah Plans Research Into Coyotes, Deer

There’s no question that coyotes kill mule deer, especially fawns. But just how many fawns do coyotes kill? How does the killing affect the number of mule deer in Utah? What about efforts to control coyotes? How effective are those efforts? How do those efforts help deer in Utah? Biologists with the Division of Wildlife...

Coyotes enjoying West Virginia Whitetails

Looks like coyotes are taking a bite – a pretty big one – out of West Virginia’s whitetail deer population. Results from a graduate student’s research shows digestive tract contents in 60 percent of the coyotes examined in her study had fed on deer. West Virginia University grad student Geriann Albers conducted the study...

Feral Hog

Brucella Bacteria Found in Feral Pigs

The bacteria that causes brucellosis has been detected for the first time in feral pigs in North Carolina, according to a study by North Carolina State University. The bacteria, Brucella suis, can be transmitted to people through improper butchering or handling of infected swine or by consuming undercooked meat. Symptoms often resemble the flu...