Part Two: Does Shooting Coyotes Affect Deer Populations?

Does shooting coyotes affect deer populations?

Even when it is deer season, it is always predator season for many of us. Therefore, we gladly shoot every coyote that walks past our deer stand or hunting blind in the name of predator control. According to at least one study, coyotes can eat as many as 75% of the fawns in a single spring and deer populations are declining in some parts of the country. This might possibly be a result of an increase in coyote numbers. It’s only fitting that predator hunters do their part to maintain a healthy deer herd. However, have you may be wondering, does shooting coyotes affect deer populations?

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