Are predators taking a bite out of the fawn crop where you hunt? Research is showing that coyotes can have a significant impact on fawn recruitment in some areas. The good news is, research is also revealing effective responses. One response is to trap coyotes each spring just before fawns arrive. You won’t get rid of coyotes, but you can increase fawn survival each year. This must be done by a skilled trapper so coyotes are removed, not educated. If you’d like to add trapping to your outdoor skills so you can manage fawn survival, there are plenty of educational resources available. QDMA’s Quality Whitetails magazine recently featured a two-part series by Todd Menke, a trapping instructor and certified wildlife biologist from North Carolina. This gallery features photos from Todd’s article that will help get you started with trapping.
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