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Coyote Trapping is a Necessity for Farmers and Hunters Alike
Coyotes are well known over the majority of the United States, but are native to the western United States. In the past forty to fifty years, coyotes have migrated into the south eastern parts of the united states, and in these states, the coyotes are invasive and a nuisance. They have been devastating to native wildlife populations in the south. Coyotes prey on an array of wildlife including deer, turkey, quail, rabbits and several other small game species. In the past forty years since coyotes have been in Georgia, The turkey poult survival rate has gone down significantly; The fawn survival rate has plummeted, and bobwhite quail have almost completely disappeared in the state of Georgia because of coyotes and nest predators therefore, The most effective way to control coyotes is through trapping.
Trapping coyotes improves the deer population in as many as just one season of trapping, if it is done at the right time "you can temporarily reduce coyote numbers and enhance fawn survival by removing them immediately prior to fawning" (kip Adams). Coyotes do tremendous damage to fawns from the day they are born and up to several months after birth. That is when they are most venerable. A female coyote who is nursing pups will easily kill a fawn a day for up to a month or longer. That adds up to be near thirty fawns for just one female coyote for example if you removed thirteen females off of one hundred and twenty acres. That’s well over three hundred fawns theoretically saved in just the coyotes caught on a very small tract of land. you would immediately see results with deer the next season and turkeys just a few short months after removing the coyotes. "For most whitetail herds the majority of fawns are born in June and July. Thus, removing coyotes in April and May can pay big dividends" (kip Adams).
Trapping coyotes is not easy, by any means. To trap a coyote you have to know about the coyote and about the habitat he is in to find out where he will be. It takes skill and perfection in your trap setting abilities because your trying to get the coyote to put his foot on a one inch circle. "Similar to hunting coyotes, trapping them is difficult, and most sportsmen and women simply do not have the time or skill necessary to remove a sufficient number of coyotes to effectively reduce their populations." (kip Adams). To improve habitat and wildlife numbers, you have to put in the time yourself or pay a professional to come and do it. "coyotes in general is that the animals are incredibly difficult to catch. They quickly learn how to avoid traps." (Holly Wagner). Another factor that makes coyotes so detrimental on wildlife is that a lone coyote can cover up to fifty square miles in just one night.
Coyotes not only heavily prey on the wildlife in an area but just the mere presence of them being around causes stress on deer and turkeys on a property. In most instances after removing coyotes just for a month turkeys and other wildlife will start using the property every day because of the low predator pressure. "high concentrations of coyotes have an effect on whitetail behavior." (Craig Dougherty). The constant pressure of coyotes can change the way the rut goes on and how the deer go about their daily routine it can cause them in some extreme cases to completely vacate a piece of land with to much pressure. "Deer living among high coyote concentrations act differently than deer living in relatively coyote-free environments"(Craig Dougherty). The way deer move and act is a big deal to the hunters and land owners on an area.
Coyotes are not only a big issue to wildlife numbers and are not only a nuisance to hunters, they also affect farmers. Coyotes can clean out a farmer's chicken house, kill newborn lambs and several other livestock. A pack of coyotes can easily take down multiple adult cows, which is a big chunk of change out of the owners pocket. " Last year's total coyote-related kills cost Montana sheep ranchers over $1 million dollars in lost animals alone" (Terry Adams). Trapping not only helps out hunters but also farmers. "In the state of Montana coyotes kill between two and three million dollars worth of livestock a year." (Terry Adams). The only way these farmers can effectively protect their livestock is through predator control.
Coyotes are detrimental to both wildlife and livestock which in turn hurts the farmers and hunters alike. In the southeastern parts of the United States the coyote is invasive and have certainly made a name for themselves and not in good way. They are hated by just about any farmer or hunter you talk to in this part of the United States. Many university's like the UGA conduct studies to see just how much of a impact they have on wildlife. "In the trapped area 2 out of every 3 does had fawns opposed to the un-trapped area where only 1 out of 28 does had fawns." (Hampton Harris). Those numbers indicate just how much coyotes predate on fawns. They are possibly even worse on livestock, killing millions of dollars worth of livestock in a single year. "Nationwide statistics showed coyotes responsible for 51.1 percent of all cattle losses due to predators, excluding Alaska (Terry Adams)."
Trapping coyotes is important because it benefits everybody and is extremely necessary and efficient. Coyotes kill a large percentage of wildlife and livestock each year, which hurts hunters and the farmers livelihood. The coyotes preying on livestock hurts far more than just the farmers, it can cause the price of meat to go up, which in turn hurts everybody who goes to the grocery store to purchase their meat. Trapping coyotes benefits everybody from hunters to farmers and other aspects of the population.
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https://www.qdma.com/kips-korner-coyote-impacts-trapping/to catch. They quickly learn how to avoid traps." (Holly Wagner). Another factor that makes coyotes so detrimental on wildlife is that a lone coyote can cover up to fifty square miles in just one night.
Coyotes are not only a big issue to wildlife numbers and are not only a nuisance to hunters, they also affect farmers. Coyotes can clean out a farmer's chicken house, kill newborn lambs and several other livestock. A pack of coyotes can easily take down multiple adult cows, which is a big chunk of change out of the owners pocket. " Last year's total coyote-related kills cost Montana s