Pennsylvania considers study on impact of coyotes on deer July 12, 2014

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... Dr. Jacqueline Frair, an associate professor with the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology at the State University of New York ... said ...  “The does all drop their fawns in a short window so it kind of overwhelms the predator - coyotes. It’s an effective strategy [predator swamping] because there’s too many fawns that the coyotes can’t kill them all,” ... Predator swamping is only effective where deer numbers are high enough to produce a significant number of fawns, Frair added. In areas where there’s few deer, it won’t work ...


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