Wildlife Damage Management, Internet Center for


Date of this Version

December 1985


We appreciate this opportunity to present a brief synopsis of a complex field study recently completed near Laredo, Texas. It provides a preliminary assessment of differences in coyote vulnerability to several management tools At this point, our analyses are incomplete and interpretations are tentative, at best Nonetheless, the data provide some insights and a basis for speculations and questions about coyote behavior, population processes, and the logistics of coyote population reduction. This research was sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (through the Predator Ecology and Behavior Project) and the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, with generous assistance from other projects at the Denver Wildlife Research Center. the Texas Animal Damage Control Program, Texas A&I University, and Utah State University.