Killing coyotes may actually hurt deer herd August 25, 2015



Are coyotes affecting local fawn recruitment? January 22, 2017 Ohio, Sandusky Register
... In a South Carolina study area, coyotes were aggressively removed for three years by trappers ... Compensatory reproduction results when coyote densities are low and prey levels are high. They breed younger, as yearlings and litter size and pup survival rates increase. Coyote control was most effective in the winter by limiting the number of surviving pairs available to repopulate the area that following spring. However, they concluded that coyote control was ineffective in the long run and expensive to maintain...

Killing coyotes may actually hurt deer herd August 26, 2015 Mississippi, Press & Sun-Bulletin
... Mississippi State University professor Bruce Leopold who said ... if the local coyote population is hit hard, it can respond very quickly to reduced numbers, and female may crank out that maximum of 10 to 12 pups in a litter instead of two or three...

Coyote hunt for Walker FD a success January 20, 2016 Missouri, Nevada Herald
... [Missouri Department of Conservation biologist Chris Daniel]  said that the coyote population tends to manage itself. When the population is low, coyotes will give birth to more pups, and when the population is high, they will have fewer... organized hunts such as this are not a threat to the coyote population...

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