I ran across this picture in my archives that a guy sent me about 5 years ago, maybe it's been 10, you know how time flies. I said it then and I say it again--that has got to be one best coyote mounts ever, if not the best. Amazing work! I never did know where that predator came from, or whose mount it is, or most importantly who the taxidermist was. I love for him to see this and let me know so we can give him the shout out he deserves.
Leading up to the first-ever whitetail summit held in Missouri last month, QDMA CEO and biologist Brian Murphy said: “Whitetail numbers are down throughout much of their range due to many factors including EHD, predators, and even over-harvest. In some areas, herds are below what the habitat can support and what provides a quality hunting experience. This is a serious issue with significant long-term implications for the future of deer hunting.” Add in the last couple of brutal winters and it's rough times for deer and deer hunters in many regions of America. Actually top whitetail biologist Dr. Grant Woods had predicted these tough times in comments he made in an insightful article published by Outdoor Life back in 2011. “I think [...]
Thanks to Neil Webb from Arkansas for sharing these unusual photos: Mike: I've been overrun with coyotes this year, with 4 or 5 of the predators showing up at times, and the deer activity dropped to nothing. So imagine my surprise when I checked the camera and got these pictures. The feeders are only 5 feet apart. Pretty cool and like nothing I've ever seen before. I did see this little buck a week later chasing a couple of does, and that might help explain his behavior a little. Now if I can just see the coyote and put an end to his camera time! Love the show and keep supporting what we all love to do. —Neil Check it [...]
How many deer do coyotes really kill and eat? Amid the great action of a predator hunt in Montana, we take a scientific look at the coyote-whitetail dynamic as these crafty predators continue to expand their range and grow in numbers. Special thanks to Dr. Grant Woods, American’s top deer scientist, for helping out with this project and contributing his expertise. Tonight 8 and 11 PM Eastern on Sportsman Channel. Set your DVR, this is one great episode you don’t want to miss.