In what many are calling the most unique coyote research of its kind, biologists at the University of Georgia have decided to take a fresh look at the effects of coyotes on whitetails. They will not necessarily be studying fawn predation or winterkill, but rather how coyote pressure impacts deer behavior. The results may just change the way we hunt.
Most deer watchers would agree, that high concentrations of coyotes have an effect on whitetail behavior. Deer living among high coyote concentrations act differently than deer living in relatively coyote-free environments. But precisely how? The researchers want to document these differences and find out the effects.
They’ll be studying whitetails in two controlled environments, one with coyotes and one without and comparing the results.