Coyote, Deer predator enters crosshairs on October September 7, 2012 Michigan

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Deer predator enters crosshairs on October September 7, 2012 Michigan, Cheboygan Daily Tribune
... Recent DNR predation studies show coyotes cause more damage to the northern Michigan deer population than any other predator. Dean Beyer, a wildlife research biologist with the DNR, heads up a fawn mortality and predation study in the Upper Peninsula... In the three years Beyer has been running this study, 142 fawns have been radio collared. Predators have killed 53 of them. Coyotes accounted for 26 kills, bobcats (13), wolves (5), bears (4), bald eagles (1), and four others couldn’t be specified.


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