The Big Question: Can Coyotes and Wolves Exist with Fewer Deer?

The Big Question: Can Coyotes and Wolves Exist with Fewer Deer?

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Wolves and coyotes share the same areas in some parts of the United States, which can wreak havoc on deer and other big game populations. Wolves are adept at hunting and killing deer, while the smaller coyotes are strong at seeking and eating fawns. The 1-2 punch can be brutal on whitetails.

Despite their inherent behavioral differences, gray wolves and coyotes share one common dietary interest: white-tailed deer.

Where they coexist, at least on Northern ranges, venison serves as the primary winter food for wolves and coyotes. Its availability may ultimately determine whether populations of both predators flourish or fail.

Generally speaking, wolves are more adept at…



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