Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Maine Outdoorsman: The Coyote Conundrum

The Maine Outdoorsman: The Coyote Conundrum

3 comments:

  1. Very interesting since I have heard MANY coyotes while heading in and out of the woods during hunting season. One pack even beat us to an IMPRESSIVE 8 pointer that would have been a great trophy. Is there a problem? yes. Should there be a plan/conservation set up? yes. We dont need to kill every last one of them, but we also need to make sure coyotes done eradicate other species of wildlife and who knows what the impact will be if they continue to get out of hand and start going after bigger, healthier deer. Could be a bad turn of events.

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  2. Thanks for the re-post! Coyotes are just one part of the multiple identified problems in Maine's deer herd. If any species is allowed to run rampant it will overwhelm other species. I look at how we currently try to balance fisheries operations and balance Togue and Pike populations and wonder why we can't implement stronger measures to control coyote numbers. NOT eradicate them just put the population back in check.

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  3. Look at the turkey numbers - they were re-introduced and all of a sudden... boom! way to many

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