March 18, 2019
BOLSTERING YOUR FAWN CROP
PLANTS AREN’T THE ONLY THING GROWN ON YOUR PROPERTY
Bob Humphrey | Originally published in GameKeepers: Farming for Wildlife Magazine. To subscribe, click here.
The role of hunters is changing. The advancement of programs like Quality Deer Management has prompted an evolution from a mere “consumer” to now a “producer-consumer,” and a “hunter-conservationist.” Sportsmen are no longer concerned with just harvesting deer. They realize that deer are a “crop” and by employing the right measures they can produce a bigger, better crop. Much of the attention has gone to providing better nutrition through habitat management, but that’s only part of the equation. The modern hunter-conservationist can also manage the deer crop by reducing mortality and increasing productivity, and it starts at the lowest level.
Effects on white‐tailed deer following eastern coyote colonization
The expansion or recovery of predators can affect local prey populations. Since the 1940s, coyotes (Canis latrans) have expanded into eastern North America where they are now the largest predator and prey on white‐tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). However, their effect on deer populations remains controversial. We tested the …..
The expansion or recovery of predators can affect local prey populations. Since the 1940s, coyotes (Canis latrans) have expanded into eastern North America where they are now the largest predator and prey on white‐tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). However, their effect on deer
populations remains controversial. We tested the hypothesis that coyotes, as a novel predator, would affect deer
Coyote breeding season is nearly in the rearview mirror, save for a few coyotes who haven’t mastered the art of the hookup. If you own, lease or simply manage a wildlife property, now is the time to take out a handful of coyotes. Mating is almost complete, territories are set and dens being prepared. Remove a coyote now and it becomes logistically harder for more to move around due to their instinctive nature of becoming homebodies in preparation for raising pups….
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One of the most adaptable animals in the world, coyotes can survive and thrive by adjusting their breeding habits, diet and social dynamics to a variety of habitats.
As members of the genus Canis, coyotes are related to familiar animals such as wolves and domestic dogs. Depending on their subspecies, coyotes can vary in size from 20 to 50 pounds. Their fur also varies in color and texture.
Coyotes can often find their way into crawlspaces, underneath porches and patios and even into basements. They’ve also been known to find shelter under decks, sheds and outbuildings. Any structure that is elevated off the ground can serve as a perfect location for coyotes to raise a family.
Hunting coyotes in early autumn is much easier than in late winter. This is because the hunter can deal with the young of the year. Sure, they are fully grown physically, but they lack the keen wisdom and experience of a coyote that has survived three or four winters and has been shot at a couple of times.
Many of the young ones literally bite the bullet the first fall or winter. But those that answer the call and escape now own a Master’s Degree in Humanology…. click below to read article