Coyote Control: Necessary Part of Deer Management? June 2, 2011 Virginia


Bowhunting Blog | Coyote Control: Necessary Part of Deer Management? June 2, 2011 Virginia Management
Coyotes have long been part of the landscape across much of the whitetail's range. But these "dogs" aren't native to Southeastern states...After listening all day to university researchers and agency biologists discuss problems caused by white-tailed deer overabundance in Eastern states, Professor Valerius Geist of Canada opened his evening address with a prediction: “Enjoy your problem while it lasts, because the coyote is coming. Once he’s here, you’ll miss your deer problems.” That was February 1994 in Charlottesville, Virginia, at the annual Southeast Deer Study Group meeting. Seventeen years later, with new studies documenting unprecedented fawn losses to the Southeast’s growing coyote population, some biologists call Geist prophetic.



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