Exerts surprised by which predator is No. 1 killer of deer in Michigan's Upper Peninsula April 2, 2012

Michigan Population Deer Population and Management News Archive


“I was somewhat surprised to see coyotes play as large a role in fawn predation as they did...,” said Jerry Belant, an associate professor of Wildlife Ecology and Management at Mississippi State University ... coyotes were the No. 1 predator followed by bobcats. Wolves came in fourth after a three-way tie among hunters, unknown predators and undetermined causes.


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