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Old 02-10-2017, 02:35 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Gman View Post
Finally if coyotes had such an impact on deer than why are there more deer after coyotes moved in than at any time previously?
I'm not sure where there's more deer now than there were previously. Perhaps the Southern Zone? But, this is an Adirondack forum and up here my experience is that whitetail populations fluctuate. I can only speak for our own group but in the three spots we hunt more 'yotes equates to fewer deer (and turkeys), especially at a spot I hunt in the Northern ADKs. I know two very well-respected hunters who have kept journals since the 1950s and their experience and data shows the same. We hunters have all learned to live with this but will choose whitetails over coyotes. Others obviously feel differently and that is their right, also.
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