Quantico uses tracking devices to study coyote impact on deer June 18, 2012 Virginia

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Quantico uses tracking devices to study coyote impact on deer June 18, 2012 Virginia, Inside NoVA
... In 2003, a record 1,200 deer were taken ... since 2005, it has held at around 600 to 650 ... As of last year, 54 fawns had been tracked ,,, seven [collars] came off ... Of those remaining, 64 percent had survived the summer. Nine died after being abandoned, most likely because their mothers couldn’t feed them. Five died of unknown causes, and only three were definitely eaten. Two of the 14 [this year] determined to be victims of predators.... “So far, anyway, we’re not showing predation that some studies, like in North Carolina and South Carolina, are showing,” [Tim Stamps head of Fish, Wildlife and Agronomy at Quantico] 


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