December 2, 2023

In 1984, Maine Planned Coyote Control Not Extermination

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According to this article published in a Bangor Daily News newspaper, June 7, 1984, deer were “below the carrying capacity of the range, given the winters we have had.” So a plan was devised to “control” coyotes and not “exterminate” them.

It is safe to say that the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, along with Animal Damage Control, didn’t exterminate coyotes. And what year was it that the deer herd recovered and met carrying capacity and/or population target goals?

I thought so.