Life and death in the New Hampshire woods: Deer carcass feeds coyotes and their fetal pups March 1, 2014

New Hampshire Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

... We hear coyotes howling more frequently over the course of winter as deer weaken in the deep snow ... The deer ... tend to ascend and descend in the wooded corridors between adjacent fields and houses. Coyotes drive deer uphill into ambush positions where steep terrain slows the prey and hinders escape from pursuing hunters as other coyotes wait at the base of the ledges or bottlenecks where trails converge...

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