Clemson researchers work to understand impact of coyotes on our state’s deer population 

Clemson University researchers began trapping and fitting coyotes with GPS collars in December.

CLEMSON – Coyotes have a nasty reputation among deer hunters in South Carolina, and Clemson University researchers are working to determine just how much of that notoriety they deserve.

Deer are a prominent game species in the state, both economically and culturally, and populations are rapidly falling – down 30 percent since 2002, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources – while coyote populations are on the rise.

Source: Clemson researchers work to understand impact of coyotes on our state’s deer population | The Sumter Item

 

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Wild pigs invade the Tampa Bay area

 – A pun-filled pig post is making the rounds on Facebook after Tampa police took a photo of wild hogs out for a stroll near a New Tampa gas station early Friday morning.

While it seems wild and funny to see them in that setting, some wildlife experts said they are getting a call a week about pigs bulldozing neighborhoods over the past year.

Read more at:  http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/wild-pigs-invade-the-tampa-bay-area

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Coyote Spotted In Wayne: Radnor Police | Radnor, PA Patch

Police said a coyote has been spotted in the Wayne area and are urging the public to use caution when letting pets outside.

By Max Bennett, Patch Staff | 

Source: Coyote Spotted In Wayne: Radnor Police | Radnor, PA Patch 

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Bolstering Your Fawn Crop | Mossy Oak

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.

Source: Bolstering Your Fawn Crop | Mossy Oak

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TWS Journals

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 hypothesis that coyotes, as a novel predator, would affect deer

Source: TWS Journals  

 

 

Shoot More Coyotes, Save More Fawns | Grand View Outdoors

Young coyotes born in spring will need food in summer, which is when turkey poults and whitetail faws are targeted by coyotes. Hunters getting after songdogs before these wildlife species drop their young may help increase numbers. (Photo: Mark Kayser)

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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Source: Shoot More Coyotes, Save More Fawns | Grand View Outdoors

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Coyote – AAAC Wildlife Removal

Call for help from your local AAAC Wildlife Removal Wildlife Professional before the problem gets even worse at 832-793-6737.

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.

Source: Coyote – AAAC Wildlife Removal

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Coyote hunt goes private after protest planned on Chardon Square | Geauga County | news-herald.com


Cleveland Animal Save, part of the global animal rights network The Save Movement, will host the event from 5 to 8 p.m., March 23, to protest the 10th Annual Coyote Open.

The multi-day hunt takes place all over Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to participant and organizer Adam Hollobaugh. A cash prize is awarded for the largest coyote killed.

The protest is simply to provide outreach and education, said activist Amy Stewart of Lakewood.

“Entire states are shutting down killing contests such as this one due to the barbaric nature of the hunt and the fact that it does not work to control the population,” she said…

Source: Coyote hunt goes private after protest planned on Chardon Square | Geauga County | news-herald.com

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Coyotes: Another reason to use a covered compost bin – Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com


When you started your compost pile, you may have worried about attracting mice and rats. But here’s a new concern: coyotes.

Eastern coyotes are well adapted to suburban and even some urban environments. They are becoming a more common sight to gardeners in Western New York, and you don’t want to attract them to your yard.

One thing gardeners can do is to enclose compost piles so coyotes can’t get at them.

That’s a tip from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

You don’t need anything fancy for a compost bin. A garbage can with a tight-fitting lid can deter pests. One Buffalo gardener drilled holes in a garbage can to help air circulate, which speeds up the decomposition process.

Source: Coyotes: Another reason to use a covered compost bin – Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com

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Hunting Pressured Coyotes | Grand View Outdoors


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

Source: Hunting Pressured Coyotes | Grand View Outdoors

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