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New studies by the QDMA raise serious concerns about the increasing role of coyotes in the predation of deer

Updated: February 11, 2010, 1:18 AM ET
By Don Mulligan | ESPNOutdoors.com

In Frederic Wagner's 1988 book, Predator Control and the Sheep Industry, he briefly mentioned the one-sided relationship between coyotes and deer in the United States. It wasn't the focus of the book, only a sidebar to an issue that was much more important to most Americans at the time: the damage coyotes inflict upon livestock operations across the nation.

Back then, he couldn't have known the damage coyotes do to deer populations would eventually become at least as important to Americans, ...

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