Heat, drought tough on wildlife August 4, 2012 Kansas

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Heat, drought tough on wildlife August 4, 2012 Kansas, Topeka Capital Journal
... “The first problem is reduced milk production by the does,” said Dr. Lloyd Fox, big game program coordinator for the KDWPT. “And you’ve got less vegetation providing less escape cover for the fawns so they’re more vulnerable to predation.” Coyotes are the most notable predator of fawns ... if the fawn is hungry it’s more likely to be up and moving trying to find the doe and thus increasing its chances for predation ... Male fawns are a little heavier with more energy demand and more active so coyotes are taking more of the male fawns ... 


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