Pennsylvania Trapper Captures New York Coyote
“These types of long-distance movements demonstrate how eastern coyotes were able to rapidly colonize natural habitats throughout
“At first, I wasn’t quite sure what to think of the coyote I found in the cable restraint,” said Fancher, who has been trapping coyotes in
“This is the first GPS collar used, and it cost nearly
Game Commission biologists said that, while this may appear to be a unique situation, marked wildlife from neighboring states show up in
“Each year, as part of our annual bear check station operations, we find that a handful of
Such movements are natural and documented in a variety of studies, and reinforce the fact that wildlife do not abide by geo-political boundaries, such as state or county lines.
Lovallo noted that dispersal studies – whether focused on coyotes, bear, deer, fishers, elk, turkeys, bats or any of the many other species that the Game Commission and other wildlife agencies track – enable wildlife managers to better understand wildlife needs, especially as it relates to habitat, as well as developing population models and understanding interactions with other wildlife.
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