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Chasing wily coyotes May 29, 2011 Maine

Chasing wily coyotes  May 29, 2011  Maine  Management  Press Herald

Hunters are trying to thin the ranks of the coyote population in the hope it benefits Maine's deer... he state estimates there are only 12,000 coyotes in Maine. But coyotes can have a litter of six to eight pups, travel huge distances, and are highly adaptable.  Spencer said in Knox Ridge hunters and trappers took 150 coyotes in the past year. At a one-square-mile farm in the area, he said 200 deer were counted this winter, which was an increase from last winter.  But does this effort help the deer herd over time?  Wally Jakubas, the state's coyote study leader, isn't sure.

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