From: Brooks Fahy <email@example.comDate: Fri, 06 Jul 2012 22:47:43 -0700ReplyTo: firstname.lastname@example.orgSubject: Coyote Control: Is It Effective or Necessary?
Coyote Control: Is It Effective or Necessary?One of the country's foremost wildlife ecologists, Dr. Robert L. Crabtree, has conducted decades of extensive research on predator ecology and coyotes. His findings demonstrate that indiscriminate killing of adult coyotes, like that done by USDA Wildlife Services, actually increases the coyote population. For example, lethal control drives coyotes to target unnatural prey sources, such as sheep, in order to feed larger litters of pups. Dr. Crabtree wrote a scientific opinion letter on coyote control for Predator Defense.
sheep predation by coyotes increases when humans pressure coyotes with bounties and sport hunting
Dr. Crabtree has been featured in the New York Times, Outside magazine, and National Wildlife Federation magazine, to name just a few. His work with coyotes has also been the focus of numerous wildlife documentaries and was chronicled by Todd Wilkinson in the book Track of the Coyote, published by Northword Press in 1995. About Dr. Crabtree