Do you really know that or is that just what you’ve seen? These studies are carefully designed and supported by advanced statistics. You probably did see a bunch of does with two fawns, but that doesn’t mean you saw all the fawns that died before they were old enough to pick up on your trail camera. I’m not saying that a novel predator can’t or won’t have an influence, but it’s not automatic. Like the article said, fawns suck at survival, and young does suck at raising them. There are lots of factors that go into everything in nature. It’s never one thing.Now, I know most does raised two fawns in my area for years, until coyotes galore. Now, your lucky to see one fawn with several does. This may be true in Delaware but I call BS here.
I agree. Prior to coyotes, I'd see majority of does with 2 fawns and some with 3. Now you rarely see does with multiple fawns and see a lot with none.Now, I know most does raised two fawns in my area for years, until coyotes galore. Now, your lucky to see one fawn with several does. This may be true in Delaware but I call BS here.
See my previous comment, that research plays right into it. A fawn being brought back to the den doesn’t necessarily mean the coyote killed it. It’s very possible even likely it was scavenged.Not interested in debating anyone, just offering other study sources for information on the subject.
FWIW, the Internet is loaded with studies about the lowered Fawn survival rate due to Coyotes.
Multiple instances of having game cameras set up on Coyote dens recording double digits of Fawn's being brught back to the den to feed the litter.
One example is from Mossy Oak:
It is no secret that during the spring and summer months of the year, one of a coyote’s favorite meals is a whitetail fawn. But how much impact do coyotes really have on a deer herd? And what can one do to protect fawns on their land?www.mossyoak.com
[ and an overall list studies from this search ]
That was just a tip of the iceberg. We have made a huge difference on this farm. We actually trapped zero coyotes and woofs last year. That is how much of a difference a good predator control program can make. Don't drink the liberal Kool Aid. Coyotes by whatever name can be controlled.Purty work, Jett !!!
So sorry to have opened up a lemonade stand next to your Kool Aid stand. I hope you enjoyed your read of "American Coyote".American coyote would be a good read. Interesting how biology turns political.
Highly intensive predator control works, landscape level not so much. The key is to don’t ever stop controlling. Most people and managers don’t have to time or resources to effectively manage them.
This was when I was with NC State for a research project. My buddy who I was working with now is with Virginia fish and game. I tried the wildlife route for awhile and for various reasons went another route. Now I stay involved in wildlife on an amateur level.Do you work with NCWRC, USDA or NRCS?
Quail hunting is my passion and I wish as much effort could be put into restoring quail populations as wolf populations.
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