Quote Originally Posted by Prairie Drifter View Post
I'd say try to be a little careful taking too many coyotes. They are more of a plus for quail by eating nest predators as part of their own buffet. Putting the whammy on coons, skunks, and possums as well as dillers won't hurt! Keeping the rodent population in check has shown to be beneficial to quail as well. Coyotes help with that too.
I concur with that advise. This year has also been the best Rabbit season in quite some time. Hawks have been on them hard the past month or so. I honestly believe that the drought whacked many of the Dillers and Possum. Coon did okay because the had plenty of food at the ponds when they went dry, had kind of a fish buffet going on for a while.